I'm so sorry to hear about the amoniotic fluid leak, but it does sound like good news that the baby checked out okay. You are the first person I can remember posting in the last two years on here with this problem, so based on that, I am guessing your situation is pretty rare.
Have you consulted with a perinatologist? They are the high risk pregnancy specialists and may have some answers with you.
Congratulations on being in your final trimester. I'd suggest contacting your doctor's office and get seen. The pain could be from ligaments, muscles, an infection, early labor and many other things. Your doctor will be able to figure it out and tell you how you can feel better.
If you want to include a picture within a post- (not the persona/profile/avatar image that appears next to the member name on their post each time), then you need to have the picture available already uploaded online.
If you have a picture already uploaded online, like on Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Picapp, Photobucket, a personal website, etc-then you just use the URL (web address) for that picture.
Be sure you own the picture or have permission to use it. There are some free use picture sites so if you want a generic shamrock or beach or whatever out there but they will ask you to link back to their site. Please follow any rules the picture hosting site requires.
Once you have located a picture you want to use-find out the URL. For the example, I will use a picture here on WebMD:
For example-we have a picture in our First Trimester Information at WebMD: (I did not include the URL of the picture below because it does not fit) To turn a URL like that to a picture in a post, click the photo icon at the top of this box. It is the one that looks like a blue square or a Polaroid-like icon. Paste that entire url into the pop up box and here is that picture: Thank you to Louise for posting this information and allowing me to share it will you. Have fun with the pictures--you can even insert multiple pictures in a post if you like. ByroneyView Thread
If you'd like members to guess the gender of your baby, why not make a poll? Open a new Discussion, give your list of symptoms, then continues on down to the make a poll space beneath the Discussion box.
You can put something as simple in as "Guess Me!" then for your first response on the poll, put in "Girl" and for the second, put in "Boy." If you're having twins, you can add "Girl, Girl," "Boy, Boy" and "One of Each" or "Girl, Boy" as possible response.
Then go ahead and post and let members vote!View Thread
There are two conditions (perhaps more) that usually happen during later pregnancy that you may want to talk to your doctor about. The first is what anglover83 mentioned called PUPPP , which stands for Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy. According to the article, "Women with PUPPP develop small red bumps and hives, and when severe, the bumps form large patches. This rash usually starts on the abdomen and spreads to the thighs, buttocks, breasts, and arms."
The other is called Intrahepatic Cholestasis , or Cholestasis of Pregnancy. This is where the liver works poorly and can cause itching and jaundice. Again, this almost always happens in the third trimester, or occasionally the second.
It is always good to see your doctor if you have concerns. He or she can do an exam and give you a diagnosis and peace of mind.
Posts look neater, and have less funny characters or symbols if you post them into Notepad or a text editor first, rather than a word processing program. The coding from the word processing programs conflicts and creates the strangeness.View Thread