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Is thirst a sign of labour

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: At 42 weeks, you should be induced. Call your doctor and insist on being indused as soon as possible.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: Increased gas is a super common symptom to have in pregnancy and it nor necessarily a sign of labor.
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You can have changes in your GI tract during pregnancy and pre labor, but increased gas itself is not directly linked to labor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not necssarily: The uterus is likely pressing up against the stomach. Anatomic changes could cause heartburn.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Possible: You should be evaluated at your l&d. Even if you are not in labor the bleeding could be a sign of trouble.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Baby Kick Count: Yes at 39 weeks decreased fetal movement can be a sign of early labor, but always worrisome if truly decreased. If you lay on your left side after eat... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: A normal pregnancy can last from 37-42 weeks, & if the baby & mom are healthy, most Drs do not try to bring on the labor artificially until at... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Low back and pelvis: Low back and pelvic regions. Also the buttocks and thighs can be painful.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Baby: The pressure and additional weight produced by the baby in the enlarged uterus translates force to the lower back.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Epidural: Get an epidural. This will take away much of the pain of labor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Ask your OB: If you don't have an OB then if will become apparent when the contractions are strong and come regularly--only a few minutes apart. If you don't have... Read More
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