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Signs Of Impending Labor
Mucous plug: Some women will lose their mucous plug a week or two prior to the onset of labor. This is very variable. Another is the sensation that you can now breath because the baby has settled lower into the pelvis. Also a change in the way you walk for that reason and a sensation around the rectum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please ask your OB: Any regular contractions or increased discharge, if u and baby is ok if u go into labor before 37 weeks then your doc will try to stop it, if your water breaks then it won't be stopped, so if u are worried call now so premature labor can be prevented rather than treated, and i always get an ultrasound on all of my pts between 34-36 weeks so i know what is going on, and don't go past your due date. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, pressure.: Increasing pelvic pressure and recurrent abdominal pain (contractions) every 5-10 minutes are typical signs of early labor. Some women will pass their mucus plug, a bloody vaginal discharge, at the onset of labor. Others present with rupture of membranes and leaking fluid vaginally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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