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Does A Lower Back Ache Mean I Am In Labor
Not necessarily: There are many aches reported by pregnant women. Most providers want to hear about recurrent, severe or worrisome aches or pain. One of the more common complaints in late pregnancy is backache. It typically is due to changes in muscles, "swaying" of the spine (lordosis), pressure on the pelvis, etc. Low back pain can also be associated with early labor. If in doubt or high-risk, women should call. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: If this is pregnancy # 1 then labor occurs with significant regular intervals of back pain/contractions of 3 to 5 minutes apart. If you can't walk talk, laugh or breathe, and the intervals are as described, you are probably in early labor. Call you OB md for more advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 39w 1dy and am 80% effaced and no dilation. I started having lite cramping yesterday with bad lower back pain. Today is leg cramps. Am i in labor?
Please call your OB: Any ?S now should be directed to your OB u may be trying to go into early labor, leg cramps can happen for many reasons without labor, my advice to u is do not go past your due date, easy to induce , 99% of my pts want to be induced by their due date at the latest ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, and indcution in my hands has prevented many potential c-sections. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks been having cramps and low back pain. I went to labor and delivery 4 days ago i was contracting every 2 to 3 minutes but i wasn't dialating?
I'm 38 weeks pregnant. I have a constant dull low back ache and period like cramps. Also have had some minor contractions. Is this labor?
I'm having back pain constantly that really hurts and a little bloody show does this mean i'm in labor, i'm one day shy from 43 wks.
Problem: Hi. If you're already at gestational week 43, there is a problem. Maybe your EDC is wrong, but it it's right, your gyn needs to be contacted immediately. Please contact your gyn immediately! Good luck! ...Read more
I have sciatica and I'm 37weeks pregnant, lately my lower back pain I went to labor and delivery Saturday and was told I'm 2cm and 80% effected?
Yes: It is very common to develop back pain during pregnancy or from delivery of baby. If it doesn't resolve, i would consider MRI evaluation after delivery to see what can be done to relieve the pain. Most times after delivery the extra weight and compression on the spine is reduced enough that the pain goes away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
37weeks 4 days pregnant, 4cm dilated, lost mucus plug tue and last night, horrible lower back pain and hurts my back more to walk. am i in labor?
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