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Okay, I am 38 weeks and 1 day pregnant, I am having my c-section on Tuesday (May 17th). My last doctor's appointment was this past tuesday and everything went great, I wasen't having any regular contractions or anything, so my doctor doesn't check me since I am having a c-section anyways. Well, that night (Tuesday) I started having more contractions (not regular and not very painful), well they have continued since, they get a little stronger as the days go on, but nothing horrible and still not really close together. I'd say about 20-30 minutes apart. Well, last night I noticed I started "leaking more", I am not sure if it's just discharge or what, but there has NOT been a big gush of anything. It is clear and just looks "wet" on my underwear (sorry TMI). Well, today I can hardly walk, there is tons of pressure "down below" more than normal, and I am having shooting pains down there, and my thighs even hurt bad. I am having lower back pain as well, but contractions are NOT getting stronger today or closer together? Has anyone experienced this?

Should I go into L&D and be checked, or just wait it out until my c-section? I am the one that doesn't go into L&D until I feel something is going on, and I just can't tell right now, cause I know my contractions are NOT getting stronger or closer together, and that's usually what they go by.

Thanks for all the input, and please no rude remarks :)

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Asked by PrdWifeNMom07 at 1:43 PM on May. 12, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I would call your doctor, or go get checked

    Answer by damselphish at 1:45 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • Just curious but why are you having to do a C-section and not vaginal?

    Answer by campbellb3421 at 1:46 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • I had an emergency c-section with my first child, and my doctor said it would be best to do a repeat c-section and not do VBAC with my medical history and everything.

    Comment by PrdWifeNMom07 (original poster) at 1:47 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • Well if your medical history truly prevents a VBAC I would go to the hospital, but most doctors exaggerated the risks. So if you feel you are being lied to on that one, stay home as long as possible and show up pushing, avoid the surgery. Your call entirely.  Be safe either way and trust your gut.


    Answer by LoveMyDog at 3:17 PM on May. 12, 2011

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