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Is Thirst A Sign Of Labour
See your doctor: At 42 weeks, you should be induced. Call your doctor and insist on being indused as soon as possible. ...Read more
I am in 39 week of my pragnancy. How much my baby must move? Can decreased movements be a sign of labour and what can be th reason of this?
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 eating a meal and you don't feel baby move 10 times in an hour you should then go to labor and delivery for evaluation. Usually will feel baby move 10 times in short amount of time. Always better to get evaluated than worry. Good luck! ...Read more
Is constant pain in lumbar left side normal in 40th week of pregnancy? No signs of active labor. Pain doesn't allow for waking and sitting.
Not normal but seen: Constant back pain limiting basic activities of daily living (e.g. Walking or sitting) isn't normal; not even at 40 week of pregnancy. The weight gain, the "basketball" & surge in hormone preparing pelvic bones for delivery may contribute to the problem. Constant severe activity limiting pain should be discussed with ob. C-section is considered as the condition may interfere w/ vaginal delivery. ...Read more
5cm dilated all day i been nausiated, I'm hungry but then I can't eat I'm so thirsty but barely drink? Is this a sign ill be going into labor soon?
These are not the usual signs of labor.
But if you aren't drinking you can get dehydrated and cause false contractions.
It does sound like you are close since you are dilated to 5 cm.
If you can't get yourself to drink you need to be seen by your doc. Good luck with your delivery. ...Read more
See below: "Back labor" refers to the pain and discomfort that laboring women experience in their lower back. Although most women will feel a degree of achiness or slight cramping in the back at some point during labor, about a quarter of all women report experiencing severe discomfort in the lower back that is most intense during contractions and often painful between contractions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 an OB and you are pregnant you should find one or call a clinic that will set you up with prenatal care and will follow you thru your pregnancy. ...Read more
Not to worry:
Everyone is different. Some people have a high tolerance for pain and some people cannot tolerate a needle stick for a blood test.
You should ask your OB about an epidural and request this when you are in active labor (frequent and strong contractions). This will enable you to tolerate the contractions but still be able to move and experience labor. ...Read more
By the situation...: The pain feels more or less the same. The only way to be sure is to know what medication you are being given. For example, iof you have been given pitocin (oxytocin) to induce labor, your pain is induced. If your water bag breaks in WallMart and you start having labor pain, it is natural labor pain. There is no other way to know. Best wishes! ...Read more
I've been having real labor pain contractions for some weeks now. Dr. Believes this is the week but they go away after an hour. What can I do?
Braxton-Hicks: What you are describing sounds like braxton-hicks contractions. They are common and normal. They can feel just like labor contractions, but because they go away, it is not labor. There is not much one can do, because they are a normal part of pregnancy. Hopefully real labor will come soon and congratulatons. ...Read more
I can't have kids but I get really bad pains in my lower back and my vigna hurts so bad it feels like labor pain what could it be help please?
See your doc: Sounds like you really need a thou touch evaluation to find and treat the cause of your pain ... Go and be seen for an evaluation. ...Read more