What are the signs of labor at 38 weeks pregnant? Im assuming you arent dealing with the obvious like waking up in a pool of bodily fluids and realizing you didnt pee on yourself. I know that when the amniotic sack breaks, it doesnt smell like pee, though if youre standing there, other people think it looks like it. One of the signs of labor at 38 weeks or any other week is when the water breaks.
Another is when you have that mucus plug fall out. Theres so much vaginal discharge I might not notice it. If you see blood in the vaginal discharge, you may be in early labor or theres something else wrong that needs medical attention. I know that the hormones that increase extra blood supply down there can cause some blood if youve had sex or have some sort of irritation down there.
Only you know if youve had a tampon in there to capture all the vaginal discharge and ended up irritating something down there. And Im hoping this isnt a sign of an STD flare up. I dont have an STD, though I understand sores down there can weep blood if it is bad. If you feel pelvic pressure, thats a potential sign of labor. As long as you dont have a bladder infection.
Im assuming you know what the burning sensation when you pee and problems peeing mean that it doesnt get to that point. But if it becomes a bladder infection, you could feel pain as the bladder pulses and blood in the urine. But that blood would only show up when I pee, and not get mistaken for early labor bleeding. Theres the old fashioned back pains as a sign of labor.
Being that im nine months pregnant, it could be a sign everything is normal. If you take a hot shower and it doesnt help or you take a walk and it gets worse, youre in labor. If the muscle pains are in the upper back or ease when you take steps literally to relieve them, you arent in labor. I know that a particular muscle group straining isnt a sign of labor.
If you have muscle contractions that are the braxton hicks contractions, they will ripple across the stomach and then stop. If the muscles contract again ten or fifteen minutes, it may be early labor. Because Im that far along, the practice contractions may be several times a day. Note when one happens, and if the next happens within twenty minutes, write it down. Go take a nap, and if it is hard enough to wake you up, it isnt practice.
Then i want to sleep through the next couple because im not going to be able to sleep for the next ten hours. If the contractions are every ten minutes and the intervals are getting shorter, you are in labor. Thats the classic definition of being in labor. Many people have nausea or even vomiting and diarrhea when you have the contractions first.
Start. That sounds more like food borne illness. If you have stomach pains and vomit or poop a lot, and then the stomach pains are getting worse while the vomiting and pooping stop, youre probably in labor. Are you sure that isnt appendicitis? Appendicitis can happen if you are pregnant, but youll have sharp pain in one place,.