how do you know if you have false labor or a miscarrage if 0-??

Ashley - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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if you blood type is o- and they dont give you a needle untill ur 28 weeks how do u know if you are having a miscarrage or false labor contractions before its too late?

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Iysha - posted on 09/16/2009

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My blood type is A- and if you are pregnant with your first child, you don't really need to worry about anything happening to your baby in regards to your blood mixing with your babies. You will get a rhogam shot at 28 weeks and any other time that you may have bleeding. False labor contractions shouldn't be a problem but pre-term labor can and excessive bleeding can be a problem. I went through pre term labor twice and you need to get that shot if you do happen to go into preterm labor. If you have lots of bleeding you need to get yourself to the emergency room, and get that shot too.



The rhogam shot is to prevent your body from producing antibodies if you baby happens to have a (+)Rh and their blood mixes with yours. If this happens, you can become Rh synthesized and your second pregnancy could have complications (ex: need a blood tansfusion or be born prematurely)



Miscarriage usually happens within the first 12 weeks and is usually due to a chromosome abnormality in the fetus. If you do have a miscarriage you would have Vaginal bleeding with or with out tissue passing (only half of all women who have vaginal bleeding have a miscarriage) if any tissue passes it could be a clot passing or a piece of the placenta. If you can, find a way to store it and show it to the doctor at the hospital.



I know that it can be scary knowing that something may happen, but it is very rare that something bad will happen to your baby or you. Your doctor will take care of you and your baby. People do make mistakes though so you have to be on top of things too. Make sure you get that shot, I can't stress how important it is.

Tammy - posted on 09/16/2009

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A miscarriage will be noticeable. Fetal death is termed an inevitable abortion if the embryo is retained however if you are having false labour symptoms as Brooke had this does not mean your embryo has died. If you are having a miscarriage you will see blood a lot of it cramping loss of mucus plug.

Brooke - posted on 09/15/2009

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Miscarriages can go unnoticed.. I myself had a missed miscarriage before I had my daughter. I was 14 weeks and had a tiny bit of spotting so of course went to see my Dr. he recommended I stay on bed rest until they could fit me in for an ultrasound. When I got in they found an 8 week embryo. I had miscarried at 8 weeks with out having any idea for 6 weeks!! I had some pain at that time in my back and saw my dr but he said not to worry about it..

Tammy - posted on 08/25/2009

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Braxton hicks are tightening of your uterus and stomach. Not really painful. When labour starts and your having a miscarriage there are other things to look for. Blood, cramps contractions at regular intervals that can be timed and happen consistently for an hour or more. Spotting can happen during pregnancy with no ill effects but a large amount of blood like you fill a sanitary napkin then immediately go to the hospital.

Ashlie-Nichole - posted on 08/25/2009

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they are braxton hicks and i am not sure of other signs of a misscarriage other than if u bleed alot and a fetus comes out and ur in lotta pain

Ashley - posted on 08/25/2009

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no thats not what i mean like the doctor told me that i could hsve these weird contractons that feel like labour but be fake ones theres another name for them but i cant remember and what if you blow of a miscarrage because u think its false contractions is there a way to tell besides bleeding if ur going to have a miscarrage?

Ashlie-Nichole - posted on 08/25/2009

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im not sure bout labor i didnt have any pain during labor but i have a high tolerance for it if i was u i would reccomend asking ur doctor bc truly a doc is the only one who can give the right info and advice.

JC - posted on 08/25/2009

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I think miscarriages feel just like getting your period and labor could be low back pains or your stomach will get really hard and contract.

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