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I'm 22wks even and can't stop thinking about preterm labor or cervical incompetence!!! I've had healthy check ups thus far, had a infection check a few days ago and doc didn't say anything bad. I'm a natural worrier, anyone have any advice to keep me from worrying?! Does anyone know anything about preterm labor? how about cervical incompetence? what causes these problems and what doesn't?

a little info might give me some relief!
Help me rule this worry out.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Nov. 7, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • at 22 weeks you shouldn't be worrying about preterm labor

    Symptoms of Incompetent Cervix (usually appears between 16 and 26 weeks)

    -Abdominal pressure

    -Sudden change in discharge (especially if it becomes thick mucous)

    -Bloody discharge

    -Feeling a lump in your vagina (may be protruding membranes)

    -“Hunch” that something’s wrong

    Symptoms of Preterm Labor (appears before 37 weeks)

    -More than four contractions per hour, or contractions are becoming stronger or more regular

    -Abdominal pain or pressure (may be crampy)

    -Lower back pain, especially rhythmic

    -Sudden change in discharge (may become watery, mucousy or bloody)

    -A rush of fluid, or regular seeping fluid from your vagina (signifies broken water)

    Answer by Jan0609momma at 4:24 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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