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I've been having a milky white discharge on my liner when i check my pants before toilet, i'm 38 weeks pregnant, is this a sign of labour?

I've been having a milky white discharge on my liner when i check my pants before toilet, i'm 38 weeks pregnant, is this a sign of labour?

No: Milky white discharge is common in pregnancy and especially in the last few weeks as the cervix softens and begins to dilate. If you have more clear fluid like water then you need to be evaluated to see if your membranes have ruptured. ...Read more

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Is it psbl to have labour pains n amniotic fluid leakage n still cervix is not dilated..38 weeks pregnant?

Is it psbl to have labour pains n amniotic fluid leakage n still cervix is not dilated..38 weeks pregnant?

Yes: "False Labor" pains not strong enough to cause cervical dilation can go on for weeks before real labor begins. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt! However, if you are leaking amniotic fluid, you should be delivered right away. Your doctor can do an exam to see if you are really leaking amniotic fluid or if it is something else like urine or a heavy vaginal discharge. Best wishes! ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant, hot flashes, upper abdominal pain, back ache, no bloody show or waters broken. Early onset labour?

38 weeks pregnant, hot flashes, upper abdominal pain, back ache, no bloody show or waters broken. Early onset labour?

Doubtful: From your symptoms, early labor seems doubtful, but not out of the question. Being this far along, it's best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant as of nov. 23 2012. This is my 3rd son, i had all of the other two at 28 and 31 weeks. What are signs that labor is near?

Congratulations: Congratulations on making it term with this pregnancy. Signs of labor are regular contractions 5 minutes apart for at least an hour. If you water breaks head to the hospital. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant with my first child and was checked today i'm 2cm 50% effaced. How long does it normally take after this point for labor?

Labor, onset : It is difficult to pinpoint a time labor will ensue. In the United States most places will deliver you between 41 and 42 weeks if your pregnancy is progressing well and labor has not started. If you are 38 weeks you are definitely close to delivery. Hang in there. See you doctor regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

Early contractions: You will probably feel the baby "drop" which means it is getting lower in the pelvis, in preparation for childbirth. You probably will have intermittent contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, again in preparation for childbirth. As the time draws nearer to delivery the contractions will become stronger and more frequent. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant but only 1cm dilated. What can help start labor?

38 weeks pregnant but only 1cm dilated. What can help start labor?

Nothing proven to wo: work, but your doctor can induce you anytime after 39 weeks gestation depending on your specific situation ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and I am having diarrhea one day and consipation the next. Could this be a sign that labor will be here soon.

I am 38 weeks pregnant and I am having diarrhea one day and consipation the next. Could this be a sign that labor will be here soon.

Not likely: Of course labor will be "soon" - over the next 2-3 weeks only. But your bowel changes are not a good sign of labor happening over the next few days. However, some women due experience diarrhea/ bowel changes with labor. Still you can't count on this. ...Read more

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