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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
Contractions: Please call your OB as your OB is supposed to explain what to look for as far as labor , contractions , rupture of membranes, etc, and when to call, and you should have taken prenatal classes which explains all of that to you, esp helpful for 1 st time moms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
5cm dilated all day i been nausiated, i'm hungry but then i can't eat i'm so thirsty but barely drink? Is this a sign ill be going into labor soon?
Not necessarily: These are not the usual signs of labor. But if you arent drinking you can get dehydrated and cause false contractions. It does sound like you are close since you are dilated to 5 cm. If you can't get yourself to drink you need to be seen by your doc. Good luck with your delivery. ...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
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
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
Is constant pain in lumbar left side normal in 40th week of pregnancy? No signs of active labor. Pain doesn't allow for waking and sitting.
Not normal but seen: Constant back pain limiting basic activities of daily living (e.g. Walking or sitting) isn't normal; not even at 40 week of pregnancy. The weight gain, the "basketball" & surge in hormone preparing pelvic bones for delivery may contribute to the problem. Constant severe activity limiting pain should be discussed with ob. C-section is considered as the condition may interfere w/ vaginal delivery. ...Read more
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