am i in labor??

Jasmine - posted on 01/07/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




im 2 days away from 39 weeks and ive been having on and off contractions but last night they got stronger than normal and today ive been having alot of pressure by my rectal area im not sure because with my first one i got induced so everything happened so fast and he was here. im 1 cm as well. what should i do?


Sarah - posted on 01/07/2016




Stay home for now and stay hydrated, you can go to the hospital but you will likely be sent home until until you are in active labor. You do sound like you are starting into labor, and the baby is dropping. Your contractions will increase and become regular, when they are regular and you can no longer walk or talk while having them it is time to head to the hospital. If you live far from your hospital and you have a history of a rapid delivery, you may want to call your doctor to see when he /she thinks you should be admitted. This phase can last a few days, you may feel flu like, have diarrhea (sadly) and experience an increase in the heaviness in your pelvis.
Good Luck!

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