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Questions from a new mom

Posted by on Dec. 15, 2008 at 11:48 PM
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I am 40wks pregnant and ever since my doctors appointment this morning (he did an internal exam) I've been contracting, having dark red/brown discharge and passing small dark clots when I use the bathroom.
I just went to the bathroom and now discharge is thicker with very small bright red blood in it and am also contracting every 15 minutes or so..
could this be labor starting or just 'getting ready' to go into labor? Am supposed to be induced Thursday.. do u think I can last that long?
Thanks!

by on Dec. 15, 2008 at 11:48 PM
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mama2my3boys00
by on Dec. 15, 2008 at 11:49 PM

sOUNDS TO ME LIKE LABOR IS STARTING...

amysmomma505
by on Dec. 15, 2008 at 11:50 PM

hey! id get a hospital bag ready!! thats what happened to me right before i wen t into labor!!

wise1
by on Dec. 15, 2008 at 11:50 PM

If your contractions get stronger and closer together, it could very well be labor. What you could be experiencing is "bloody show". I would time my contractions see if they progress and then call your on call nurse/doctor and see what they would like you to do.

AmandaA
by on Dec. 15, 2008 at 11:53 PM

sounds like labor to me!! Great LUck to you and your baby!

                    I LOVE MY BABYBOYS

                          
 

mom2pagan
by on Dec. 15, 2008 at 11:56 PM

Thanks! I feel like a dork for asking but this is all new to me!

do you think the exam the doctor did this morning could have set this off?

thenewmanhouse
by on Dec. 16, 2008 at 12:00 AM

i hope you've had your baby by now...because that sounds like labor to me.

it sounds like you lost your mucus plug and you're in labor.

good luck!feeding baby

GIRmom
by on Dec. 16, 2008 at 12:03 AM

Labor,.. hope u c ur lil in the next day or 2 =] Good luck

wilesmomma
by on Dec. 16, 2008 at 12:06 AM

ditto congratulations

Quoting mama2my3boys00:

sOUNDS TO ME LIKE LABOR IS STARTING...


stacymomof2
by on Dec. 16, 2008 at 12:47 AM

Thats labor mama!  Bloody show good luck

stacymomof2
by on Dec. 16, 2008 at 12:49 AM

Whoops, duh, I posted before realizing you are probably at the hospital.  Good luck!

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