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is heartburn a sign of labor

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Could be both..: Labor or contractions typically cause cramping pain, often mid to lower abdomen, for a few minutes at a time, then eases up and the cycle repeats over ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Labor: Although these symptoms might occur - they are not classic signs / symptoms of labor.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necssarily: The uterus is likely pressing up against the stomach. Anatomic changes could cause heartburn.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be: If u were my pt and your cervix was that ripe i would induce you exactly at 39 weeks if u do not go into labor before then the ideal time to deliver i ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rhythmic or not?: If the pains are rhythmic and can be timed at regular intervals of increasingly shortened intervals then labor is on the way. If not it is just the pr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heartburn: Heartburn is very common in pregnancy and it is not related to labor. Over the counter heartburn medications are safe for use.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Back pain: It certainly could be that you are going into labor. Please call your obstetrician for advice.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Not yet necessarily: Just means that the size of the gravid uterus is pressing on the colon/abdominal content giving the urge to defecate. Also likely causing the back pa ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labor: When the contractions are painful and five minutes apart for at least an hour it is time to be seen in labor and delivery. If you feel your pain is se ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably menses: If your pregnancy tests have been negative, then delayed ovulation can result in delayed menstruation. If pregnancy is uncertain, then a blood test f ... Read More
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