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Do labor symptoms start off with an uncomfortable feeling like pressure?

Do labor symptoms start off with an uncomfortable feeling like pressure?

Yes: "pressure", "tightening", "cramping" are all terms that patients describe as labor starts. Over time, the contractions will become more regular and more painful. ...Read more

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Is there a time frame from which early labor begins and moves on to the next phase? I have been having early labor symptoms for about three days now?

Is there a time frame from which early labor begins and moves on to the next phase? I have been having early labor symptoms for about three days now?

Different for every: One please see your OB so u can be checked to see if your cx is thinning out and dliating, if you were my pt and wait least 39 weeks gestation, i would offer to induce you cause either your contractions need to get stronger or go away. ...Read more

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What could be causing nausea, back pain, cramps, headache, runny nose and pre labor symptoms?

What could be causing nausea, back pain, cramps, headache, runny nose and pre labor symptoms?

Common Cold: There are many possibilities, but the answer is usually the most obvious and simple, like a common cold. ...Read more

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Nausea, headache, dizzy, mild contractions but not a consistent pattern. 39 weeks pregnant are these pre labor symptoms?

Nausea, headache, dizzy, mild contractions but not a consistent pattern. 39 weeks pregnant are these pre labor symptoms?

Call your OB: At this time in your pregnancy, you should be closely followed by your OB. These are symptoms of concern and must be addressed with a clinical exam. Please call your OB or go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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My tubes are tied but i'm having symptoms of labor could it be possible?

My tubes are tied but i'm having symptoms of labor could it be possible?

Pain: There is always the possibility of a failed tubal, so if you think you may be pregnant see your doc asap! especially if you are having severe pain on one side... If your tubal fails you are at a high risk for an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of these symptoms during labor: vomiting, dizziness, increased heart rate, fast paced breathing?

Have you ever heard of these symptoms during labor: vomiting, dizziness, increased heart rate, fast paced breathing?

Yea: Typically, we call it being in active labor. If you are a man, think about this: the equivalent for you would be passing a bowling ball out of your anus. Just the thought makes me nauseous. But there's other potential causes for those symptoms, dangerous ones for both mom and baby. ...Read more

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Is slower than normal labor a symptom for a specific condition?

Is slower than normal labor a symptom for a specific condition?

Longer labors: Longer labors are seen in some obstetrical conditions such as twins or larger babies. Longer labors are not associated with any specific medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of early labor?

What are the signs/symptoms of early labor?

See answer: Menstrual-like cramping, mild irregular contractions, low back ache, pressure sensation in the vagina, vaginal discharge of mucus, which may be clear, pink, or slightly bloody (ie, mucus plug, bloody show). As labor draws nearer the contractions often become stronger and occur more regularly every 10-20 minutes. Finally, your water breaks and labor soon follows. ...Read more

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