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I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant with my 5th kid. I have been getting back pain, head aches and loose stools. Are these signs of labor coming soon?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Maybe

Loose stools can cause contractions.
The headache isn't likely related to labor. It could just be a headache, unless you have an elevated blood pressure. If the back pain is constant, its less likely labor. If every few minutes lasting 30-60 seconds its more likely contractions. The only way to know for sure is call your OB and see if they want you to get on a fetal monitor.

In brief: Maybe

Loose stools can cause contractions.
The headache isn't likely related to labor. It could just be a headache, unless you have an elevated blood pressure. If the back pain is constant, its less likely labor. If every few minutes lasting 30-60 seconds its more likely contractions. The only way to know for sure is call your OB and see if they want you to get on a fetal monitor.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: See your doctor

Make an appointment to see your doctor for an evaluation.

In brief: See your doctor

Make an appointment to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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