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33 weeks heat or more?

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Sheepoverthemoon Thu 02-Jul-15 19:19:15

I'm having some mild cramping, lower back pain & loose stools... wondering if this is just the heat, what signs should I look out for early labour?

coneywonder Thu 02-Jul-15 19:22:07

They are all signs of early labour but ive had that for the past 2 weeks and I'm 39 weeks pregnant. Everyone's different so it could be things kicking off or it could be your body preparing. I would see how you go over next few hours. See if the cramps come in waves.

Sheepoverthemoon Thu 02-Jul-15 19:47:29

the c amps are more period like, not like braxton hicks I've had before - but they only usually occur when walking then settle when I stop walking, only very very mild ones of them today, so hoping it is just heat. thanks I'll monitor them and see how it goes

coneywonder Thu 02-Jul-15 20:14:18

That could be ligament type pain then or like you said baby moving further down. Yeah just monitor them but if anything is really painful ring triage smile

Sheepoverthemoon Fri 03-Jul-15 09:46:54

thanks coney. I slept OK last night, lower abdominal cramps today, some lower back pain, think your right & body is preparing itself. I see my midwife this afternoon for a routine appt, so I'll let her know.

Roseybee10 Fri 03-Jul-15 21:06:12

I hate this from 33 weeks with my first sorry. She was born at 40+4. Best to check with mw though. X

Sheepoverthemoon Sun 05-Jul-15 00:25:15

Hi, went to midwifes yesterday, she thought was normal aches and pains. I had a trickle of see thru fluid, she said to monitor, wasn't sure if it happened later or not... came home tonight to a wet see thru patch, called assessment unit as advised yesterday by midwife. I went in, midwife noticed muscle tightenings on monitor and she was sure my waters broken on speculum examination. Dr came and checked and thought it was discharge.... taken swabs in case of infection.. I'm happy to go with this and at home now. any advice?

Sheepoverthemoon Sun 05-Jul-15 00:26:09

oh Dr also said when waters brake they gush not trickle..

coneywonder Sun 05-Jul-15 12:10:23

I've had trickles of things and even put a pad on one day incase it happened again so I could take that to hospital with me but nothing happened. I think once your waters go, even if it is a trickle at first you will know about it as it will just keep coming. Maybe if you lie down for an hour and then get up and see if any more comes out. The doctors know what they are doing though and at least they have swabbed you for infection

Theboxtrollsareallowed Sun 05-Jul-15 12:13:07

Only my hind waters went & it was very hard to tell-no gush etc - only mentioned it as was in for a check & they confirmed & induced me 24hrs later -real or main? Or front? waters went in labour -

Sheepoverthemoon Sun 05-Jul-15 12:43:50

well the midwife thought they had gone, she was sure was watery, but Dr found - sorry tmi - creamy discharge, quite a bit collected on speculum, so he thought more likely infection as he didn't see any watery fluid. although monitor showed stomach tightening I'm not getting any real contractions, just lower back aches, n some tightening of stomach. so I guess I just have to hope Dr was right and he said unless I get contractions or more fluid to not worry n wait for swab results for infection...

Sheepoverthemoon Sun 05-Jul-15 14:49:48

I've had a small gush followed by a small trickle so been advised to go bk in, feel a bit stupid :-(

Theboxtrollsareallowed Sun 05-Jul-15 16:41:19

It's good you are going back in - hope all ok -

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