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Am i going into labor ?

Im 36 weeks pregant and im having cramps that are hurting all the way down to my knees. Also im discharging a little, theres no blood so i dont think that i need to call my doctor just yet.

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Lilmama140

Asked by Lilmama140 at 1:13 PM on Dec. 4, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Could just be BH contractions. Are they regular? Are they getting stronger? Do they feel like menstrual cramps? All of these are signs of labor contractions. BH contractions can be very painful for some women, especially as your pregnancy progresses. Try drinking a glass of water and laying on your left side for awhile.
    Discharge is normal throughout pregnancy. It isn't affected by labor. The only things that are different, as far as what comes out of your vagina during labor, are your amniotic sac rupturing and your bloody show.
    If the contractions are coming and going, and are getting closer together and stronger, then call your doctor.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:17 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Thank you so much i wasnt too sure if i should start preparing myself to go to the hospital or not. Ill be sure to keep that in mind however the cramps are different this time they usually do hurt a lot for a few minutes or so and this has been going on for over an our, but if it does get worse i will call my doctor. THANK YOU
    Lilmama140

    Comment by Lilmama140 (original poster) at 1:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Good luck! =) Hopefully, the water will do the trick. If you get dehydrated, your amniotic fluid level goes down, which is one reason you can get contractions. You have contractions throughout pregnancy, regardless, but dehydration definitely makes it worse.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:29 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • BUMP.....

    khf22

    Answer by khf22 at 1:38 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Any time you're nervous about anything, call your doctor's office and talk to a nurse.
    HotMama330

    Answer by HotMama330 at 3:22 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

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