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What Are The Signs That I Am Going Into Labor Early
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
Painful contractions: The standard is painful contractions that are every 2-3 minutes and have been coming that frequently for at least an hour, getting closer together and longer. If you have contractions that don't quite fit the pattern and are making you miserable that is probably labor. Check with your provider for when to go to the hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labor symptoms: Signs of labor include abdominal tightening on a regular basis, vaginal bleeding, or leakage of fluid. You can pass a mucous type substance or increase urination as the presenting part descends into the vagina and decreases the bladder capacity. You can experience all the above or just minimal changes but make sure you call your physician if you have anything going on that you feel uncomfortable ...Read more
Labor: Signs that labor is approaching include dilation of the cervix. Loss of the cervical mucus plug is another sign. Some dilation and loss ov the mucus plug can occur weeks before the baby actually comes. Many women develop an increase in energy level. Once your water breaks it is important to tell your physician. Contractions may last half a minute to a minute and a half. ...Read more
What are the effects of giving birth at 34 weeks pregnant? I think i'm showing signs of going into labor soon so i'd like to know what'd happen.
Hmmm: For you nothing more than if you delivered at term. The baby of course would be affected the greatest. ...Read more
Many factors: Many factors determine whether or not a woman will go into preterm labor and will have a preterm delivery. A good predictor is to determine the length of the cervix by ultrasound. If by 24 weeks the length is not less than 30 mm, the likelihood of a preterm delivery is very low. The most important preventive measure you can take is, attend prenatal care visits on a regular basis. ...Read more
Largely unknown...: Pretem labor is a blanket/umbrella diagnosis for a wide spectrum of conditions that result in fetal stress and uterine contractions. Such conditions include: infections, poor growth, placental failure, bleeding, too much amniotic fluid, multifetal pregnancies, trauma, fetal anomalies causing hydrops or heary failure, etc. Most of the time there is no diagnosis and preterm labor is "idiopathic". ...Read more
Anorexia: Are you weak, dizzy, cold, constipated or just feel like crap? Do you rely on laxatives or diuretics to maintain your weight? Are you irritable, anxious, feel hopeless and can’t stop focusing on your body/ weight? Do you starve yourself and eat less than the average sparrow? If this is you - it's time for professional help. (your physician, eating disorder specialist, psychiatrist). ...Read more
Im 34w2d my cervix keep having these shooting pains. am I close to going into labor or what signs does that mean? I feel my baby has dropped also
Not necessarily: It ma just be pressure but definitely see your physician ...Read more
I think my friend is in pregnancy denial. What are the signs that she is? We are really worried and need help.
?pregnant: If she had unprotected sex around the time she ovulated, she may be pregnant- first, she would have a missed period, then breasts may get sore and larger, mood sings possible, flushing, possible nausea and or vomiting, weight gain, swelling, etc. Have her check a pregnancy test and then you will know for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could I be coming down with the flu, and should I do anything about it at the early stage while around immunocompromised family?
Maybe, and yes: I have no idea if you are coming down with the flu, but if you are around immunocompromised persons, you can help them by washing your hands religiously, using hand sanitizer if you can't get to a sink, and don't share utensils, drinking glasses, door handles, etc., it might also be appropriate to use a mask while you have symptoms of the flu. They too, should practice good hand hygiene. ...Read more
Im 33 weeks pregnant and have diarrhea, to the point im afraid to leave the house. Cramping along with it too. Is this sign of preterm labor?
Yes: Call your md and go to the hospital for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: At pregnancy's end, the usual warning signs are related to labor, fetal well-being, and preeclampsia. These include but are not limited to headaches unrelieved by tylenol/rest, upper abdominal pain, (worsening) nausea/vomiting, vaginal bleeding, decreased fetal movement, vision changes, concern as to whether your amniotic membranes ruptured, or really anything about which you feel concerned. ...Read more
Loss of period: The first indication you may be pregnant is if your period is late/has not happened. Many women also experience nausea or vomiting early in their pregnancies. If you think there is a possibility you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test or speak with your ob/gyn or family physician. Also, regardless of whether you are pregnant or not, it is best to take a pre-natal vitamin starting now. ...Read more
I don't have a uterus or cervics but i look pregnant and have all the classic signs of pregnancy, what could be going on?
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