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im still confused am i in labor -pretty long but bear with me plz-

im 37 weeks
iv been having contractions all day
in the moring they were every where so i though it was braxton hicks
then more towards the afternoon they became stronger but still not close but consistent
so i layed on my left side and drank a bunch of water that made it worse
so i tryed walking around and they did not change
i called my doula and she said to talk a clam relaxing bath
so i did its been about 20 min
and my back is killing me and i still feel like im having contractions but
the bottom of my tummy is only getting alittle hard
also all day when ever i walk around or sit down or anything
it feels like she is coming out but i can still feel her in my tummy
iv also felt like i need to poop all day
am i in labor or is it just pre labor???
o ya i lost my plug at 35 weeks

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Feb. 1, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (6)
  • It could be labor, but early stages. I had a friend like this for a week before she went and delivered her baby lol. Things seem to be moving a long though so I wouldn't worry! Your body is preparing yourself for labor :) IT could be tonight, tomorrow, or a couple days from now!

    Answer by celticreverie at 11:46 PM on Feb. 1, 2009

  • It might be. Give it more time and you should know for sure. I had the smae symptoms yesterday but I haven't lost my mucus plug and I'm still pregnant. I'll likely still be pregnant in a couple weeks. I'm 38 weeks.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 12:09 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • yay, get ready!

    Answer by etiheidas at 12:12 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Im also 37 weeks and havent felt any pain what so ever :) :( happy but sad that i havent gone through what your going through lol i want my son to be here already. But then again i know he will give me that pain when hes ready.

    If i was you i would go to the ER or l&d..... Or call the doc and see what he or she tells you to do.
    Have you dilated at all ?

    Answer by Araceli361 at 12:13 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • It is possible to be labor or Prodromal Labor. You might have your baby soon~ or maybe not. But work on coping through. If you feel you need your doula to help with coping call her over.
    Good luck! :-)

    Answer by doulala at 12:39 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Are you timing the contractions that is the only way to know if it is progressing and if you are in labor. You need to time them. Good Luck

    Answer by SusanReeves at 10:12 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

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