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Ph strips to test if water broke my bella is here West Virginia 39 posts
21st Jan '09

im 38 weeks and ive been having some leakage aand im afraid it could be my water. they had a student nurse do a ph strip test at the hospital to check to see if it was my water-
- before even doing the test the student nurse had already made a big deal about how she didnt think it could me my water so even when my test turned a blue color ( maybe slightly green too) she said it didnt change color "enough" --
i am just worried it was her pride and being new that she would just say that my water wasnt really leaking...

Keeper of the Cheerios 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Marysville, Ohio 4045 posts
21st Jan '09

Not sure, but you could look up "Positive Fern Tests" on Google. That should give you some results.

wankawanka TTA since Jan 2007; 15 kids; Kentucky 10553 posts
21st Jan '09

It can turn blue and still be negative and they get a lot of false neg. too. It's not a reliable test. I had one turn pos at 26 weeks.

Amanda Kay 1 child; Orfordville, Wisconsin 252 posts
21st Jan '09
Quoting Waiting on Isabella Naomi:
my bella is here West Virginia 39 posts
21st Jan '09
Quoting --J.e.s.s.i.c.a.--:“ Not sure, but you could look up "Positive Fern Tests" on Google. That should give you some results.”

Shannon 18 kids; Ohio 9773 posts
21st Jan '09

If you have a microscope you can check yourself....amnio fluid will fern. Urine will clump. I know that might sound stupid....how many people have a microscope? lol




Ask your OB for these:



http://www.amniscreen.com




ETA: A vaginal infection will cause them to turn colors as well. It works on pH levels and amnio fluid and infections both have a higher pH than you normally would.

my bella is here West Virginia 39 posts
21st Jan '09
Quoting ♥shannon♥:“ If you have a microscope you can check yourself....amnio fluid will fern. Urine will clump. I know that ... [snip!] ... to turn colors as well. It works on pH levels and amnio fluid and infections both have a higher pH than you normally would.”


Thank u! I dont have an appoitment until tuesday but im going to call him in the morning and see when to come in because he wanted me to do a follow up with him since i went to the hospital today..ill has him for a script for those strips.

.,.Mrs. Rich... 1 child; Tucson, Arizona 180 posts
21st Jan '09
Quoting Waiting on Isabella Naomi: