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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What are signs of early labor?

What are signs of early labor?

Early labor: Pelvic or back cramping that comes and goes every few minutes. You may also expel a mucous plug or fluid from your vagina. Good luck and congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are signs of early labor and when is to early?

Short light contract: Early signs of labor may have short mild contractions. As labor progresses more intense contractions with shorter intervals between contractions. ...Read more

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Is painful contraction sign of early labor?

Is painful contraction sign of early labor?

Labor: Contractions can mean you are going into labor. Someties women get what is called braxton hicks contractions, sometimes called 'practice contractions' that intensify more during the latter part of your pregnancy. Signs of labor are uterine contractions, pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, rupture of membrane, back pain etc. ...Read more

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Im 40 weeks and wanted to know if back pains was a sign of early labor ?

Im 40 weeks and wanted to know if back pains was a sign of early labor ?

40 week: 40 weeks is not early labor. Early labor is giving birth before 37 week. 40 weeks is to the point where your doctor should consider induction. Your doctor needs to start talking about induction if you do not deliver by 41 weeks . Going beyond 42 weeks is not desirable. Make sure you see your OB every week, or more frequent. ...Read more

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Is it a sign of early labor that your fetus will move/kick for 2 minutes straight when it normally doesn't move that often?

No: This is more likely simply a positional change of the baby so that you are feeling the usual movements more intensely. If anything, the baby will move a little less when labor is beginning. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks and 2 days I am having severe back pains and I am having to go to the bathroom more frequently than normal. Is this a sign of early labor?

Pain: As one gets longer into a pregnancy and as the weight of the child increases so does the back pain. The pressure of the growing child on the bladder is what leads to the increasing bathroom visits. ...Read more

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Just been told that my mucus plugged has started to come out. No blood, but is it a sign of early labor? Im 36 weeks and 3 days? Should i be worried?

Just been told that my mucus plugged has started to come out. No blood, but is it a sign of early labor? Im 36 weeks and 3 days? Should i be worried?

No worries!: The mucus plug is basically a collection of secretions the body makes to block the cervix and prevent causes of infection to reach inside the uterus and pregnancy. While 'losing your mucus plug' usually occur during the latter stages of pregnancy, it is not necessarily an indication for immediate delivery. Watch for other signs, such as contractions or leaking of fluid, to determine labor. ...Read more

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