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.
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
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.
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?
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
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...