With my first son I never went into labor naturally. I was induced at 36 weeks due to him being quite large. I am according to my dr. somewhere between 36 and 38 weeks now (2 due dates Aug 22nd and Sept 6th). This pregnancy my son is also measuring about a week ahead in size. On July 9th he was 5lbs. Yesterday I had this gut feeling that today would be the day. This baby has dropped completely into my pelvis. The last time I was checked they could feel his head. Two weeks ago I was 1cm and about 50% effaced. I haven't been checked since then. Today I am having pressure very low in my abdomen and sharp pains in my whole uterus...they feel different from the contractions I have been having. Could this be a sign that labor could be coming soon? Also is there any signs that your water is going to break? I feel like I've been leaking for the past week but not sure if its amnio fluid or urine. My husband and I also had sex last niteAnswer Question
Answer by mommy11260 at 12:24 PM on Aug. 9, 2010
If your water has been leaking for a week that would be a problem. You are supposed to have the baby within 24 hours of the bag breaking because of risk of infection. It's easy to test if it's urine or fluids. If you think it's a chance that it's been fluids then you need to be checked. You may need antibiotics and other interventions.
When doctors measure babies it is just a guess. They can be really off - 3 or 4 pounds. There is no way to tell when you are going to go into labor. The baby can be dropped and you can be dilated 3 cm for 3 weeks. There are many hazards of inductions. I would rather give birth to a large baby than be induced.
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