Labor or something else?

Discussion in 'Labour & Birth' started by Ash2616, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Ash2616

    Ash2616 New Member

    Jan 24, 2016
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    Hi everyone!

    I feel a little silly asking this question since this is my fourth baby, but I have never went into labor on my own. In the past my cervix hasn't cooperated and I had to be induced all 3 times and had successful vaginal deliveries each time. But, there are a lot of pre labor symptoms I have never experienced.

    I am currently 38 weeks pregnant. At my last appointment (4 days ago) I was 50% effaced and 1.5cm. Since waking up this morning, things have felt.. different. I have had a cramping feeling at the very bottom of my belly and top of my pubic bone all day. My lower back aches constantly, but it is worse at times than others. I have also been feeling much more pressure in my pelvis and I can feel pressure in my thighs that is pretty painful. I have had some contractions that I assume are BH. They are painful due to the cramping/pressure I already feel, but I've only had a few and they haven't been regular at all.

    Could this mean that labor is about to begin soon? There have been no other signs.. no bloody show, other than a couple of spots a week ago that I've already spoken to the doctor about, and no leaking of any kind. I'm just beginning to get concerned since these symptoms have lasted all day with no relief and my cervix seems to be on board with things this time around. So I was hoping that maybe some of you ladies might be ableto share your thoughts with me on this. Thanks in advance! :)
  2. kaz1983

    kaz1983 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
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    I didny know i was in labour first time tho a friends mum did but she never sed anything lol

    Mines started with backache and a severe loss of appetite i foned the mat suite an they advised paracetamol due to me passing some gunky stuff n go to bed so i did that was 1030pm i woke up at 330am an i knew something wasnt right i went to loo and it was red and black gunk so foned them bak an was advised to go in an i as induced gd luck have u spoke to mat unit?xx

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