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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 03:06 AM   21
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I have been having the menstrual cramping and increased discharge.

But I phone my midwife and she said its normal :S



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2012, 03:22 AM   22
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i woke up with quite intense period like pains and a lot of pressure from her head, since iv got up and walked around iv had a gush of white fluid which ran down my legs... im only 30 weeks so just gonna wait and see if anything else happens in the next few hours!



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2012, 18:30 PM   23
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My experience of premature labour was surreal! I already had an induction with dd1 and the second time round at 17 weeks pregnant I had a lot of increased discharge (sometimes it felt like a gush of fluid) but just put it down to being normal pregnancy discharge. From about 22 weeks onwards I was feeling increasingly sore and a feeling of pressure down there (looking back now it felt like I did at 41 weeks with dd no 1 and they were dilation pains). On the 13th September I went into work as normal, feeling sore and a heavy pressure down below (just thought I was tired from running around after dd1).The night before I had actually done a google search and thought it was varicose veins in the vagina as a result of pregnancy and this was what was causing the aching and feeling of pressure. How wrong can you be?! When I got into work I went to the toilet after about half an hour and noticed staining. It wasn't proper bleeding or anything like that, just staining with this constant heavy achiness. So I came out spoke to my manager and went straigh to the hospital (lucky by this time I had actually started to carry my notes around with me due to husband's constant nagging!) when I got there I had a 2 hour wait whilst everyone else went in before me(and also got out within an hour tops!) probably because I was convinced that it was either that varicose vein thing you can get or else cervical erosion which I had before with dd1. When I did go in and they examined me I was 3 cm dilated with bulging membranes and in preterm labour. I had been having what I thought was braxton hicks from 18 weeks, increasing in frequency as the pregnancy progressed but not painful just annoying! They gave me steroid injections and actually rescanned me on the Friday before my daughter was born and gave me the all clear to go home on the Monday as the cervix had reclosed but on the Saturday whilst at the toilet and feeling increasingly constipated the membranes came back down again and I was 6cms dilated. My daugher was born the following day. My membranes kept going back up and coming back down again and they think it was a result of cervical weakness from first pregnancy coupled with a possible infection. I hope this story can help alert others sooner than it took me to realise what was happening. If I had realised back at 17 weeks they told me they could have put a stitch in...20:20 hindsight eh?! XO



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2012, 15:28 PM   24
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wow jen, that was a good read so thats for sharing!

i ended up having to get checked at delivery suite at 11pm, the tightenings were every 2-3 minutes from 4pm onwards and quite painful. they put me on the ctg monitor and i was having contractions reaching 60 in strength, thankfully they stopped and the dr examined me and i wasn't dilating or anything. i now have to have my care consultant led till she's here which is a bit of a pain as the appointments are a 60 mile trip away, but im sure she will be worth it when she comes!



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2012, 18:40 PM   25
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She will be totally worth it winterbaby! I hope she stays put as well for another 7 weeks at least! xo



 
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Old Jun 9th, 2013, 21:48 PM   26
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26 weeks pregnant.....possibly preterm labor?


I know this post is sort of old but I have been having some signs of preterm labor (unsure but sounds like it)
Increase in vaginal discharge with a tinge of yellow and and tiny bit of blood once
pen size drops of blood when wiping
belly tightening (not so much painful as it is uncomfortable)
dull lower back pains on and off
lower abdominal cramps
on and off pressure in cervix
sharp shooting pains inside vagina
and diarrhea
should I go to the hospital or am I over reacting?



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Old Jun 13th, 2013, 11:38 AM   27
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Go to the hospital! Sounds like your cervix is thinning and dilating. All my children were preemie and your symptoms are exactly the same as mine. With the twins, it started at 25 weeks. I was put on hospital bed rest and kept them in for another 2 months. With Reese, it happened too quickly to stop it and she was born at 23 weeks. I strongly recommend an internal ultrasound scan to check the length of your cervix and complete bed rest until you know if your cervix is thinned. Good luck and keep us posted.



 
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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 11:45 AM   28
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Both of my regular and preterm labor began with a dull stomach ache the night before labor. Then it got worse, along with vomiting and the opposite! Watch for that.



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Old Jul 30th, 2013, 05:31 AM   29
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I know it's an old post but did any second time mums water brakes ok I had a premie before he was 36 weeks but now 30 weeks feeling very weird contractions last cupple of days have been the worst hospital will not accept me unless my waters have gone which I don't think they have I thought I might have lost my plug but increased discharged its not an infection as I have had it checked but at 30 weeks I'm not sure what the contractions should fill like as my waters never broke with my son they had to break it after day 5 of labour any help would be great full xx



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2013, 09:40 AM   30
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Hi, just wondered if anyone could help?..... OH and I dtd last night and about half an hr I started getting painful regular contractions, app 2 mins apart and lasting 20secs. They were pretty painful when I was lying down, plus they made me want to wee & poo. They then eased to being uncomfortable when I got up but became painful again when I lay down. They eventually stopped about 2 hrs later and I managed to sleep.

Today I've had more BH than usual but they have not been painful, just uncomfortable.

What do you think?

I am 32 weeks and my son was born at 36 weeks for reason unknown x



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