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I had really bad stomach cramps (contractions maybe?) with diarrhea is this a sign I will be going into labor in a few days? 37 weeks pregnant

I had really bad stomach cramps (contractions maybe?) with diarrhea is this a sign I will be going into labor in a few days? 37 weeks pregnant

Maybe: Sometimes when women are in early labor they will experience uncomfortable menstrual-like cramps with a little diarrhea. Diarrhea from other causes, like something you ate, can also cause cramping that can feel the same. Monitor for contractions that happen every 5 to 10 minutes and are starting to take your breath away or your water breaking. Call your doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Pack a change of clothes for you & labor partner
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Bring soothing music to listen to during labor
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Ask if you can bring popsicles to help hydrate
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Pack an outfit for your baby
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Signs of going into labor include low afi?

Sometimes.: Low afi is seen as pregnancies approach their due date and correlates strongly with the onset of true labor. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Review a DVD on lamaze techniques
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Pack an overnight bag for the hospital
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Preregister at the hospital where you plan to give birth
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Could it be possible im going into labor if..? I been feeling lower abdomen pains and back pains since last night, exept i happens like every 2 hours for like 15 minutes and then they go away is this a sign of labor?Should i go to the hospital?

In : In a situation like this where you are unsure about going to the hospital, you should call the doctor's office. There will be a doctor or nurse on call that can tell you what to do based on how far along you are, your level of pain, and the frequency and duration of your contractions. I always tell my prenatal patients, when in doubt call your doctor! best of luck. ...Read more

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