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Are these warning signs of approaching labour?

hi im 37 wks pregnant and for the last 2 weeks i;ve been getting BH that are getting more frequent and intense.
in the last few days i've had lower back pain and cramps all the time and a large increase in vagina discharge
In the last 48 hrs i've had lots of BM's i've gone 5 times in the last 24 hrs.
Also the doctor has informed me that the babies head is engaged

Are these signs that labour is close or could i still be wks away?

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Asked by aarter at 12:44 AM on Jun. 24, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • it could be either, lol

    Answer by sophistcatdfury at 12:51 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • I'm right with you and have been for a bit. lol. You may have your lo today or weeks from now. YOU NEVER KNOW!

    GL though... I can't wait for mine!

    Answer by bdflykisses at 1:46 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • With all that info, it sounds like you are likely to have the baby within the next five weeks, ~probably.
    None of what you said sounds unusual.
    It could be tonight or at 43 weeks, or anything in-between, whenever.

    Best wishes!

    Answer by doulala at 2:54 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • There really is no telling as the other mommies said.

    Answer by Melbornj at 10:19 AM on Jun. 24, 2011

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