What are the signs of labor at 38 weeks pregnanté I'm assuming you aren't dealing with theobvious like waking upa pool of bodily fluids and realizing you didn't pee on yourself. I know that when the amniotic sack breaks,it doesn't smell like pee, though if you're standing there, other people think it lookslike it. One of the signs of labor at 38 weeks or anyother week is when the water breaks. Another is when you have that mucus plug fallout. There's so much vaginal discharge I mightnot notice it.
If you see bloodthe vaginal discharge,you may beearly labor or there's something else wrong that needs medical attention. I know that the hormones that increase extrablood supply down there can cause some blood if you've had sex or have some sort of irritationdown there. Only you know if you've had a tampon inthere to capture all the vaginal discharge and ended up irritating something down there. And I'm hoping this isn't a sign of anSTD flare up. I don't have an STD, though I understandsores down there can weep blood if it is bad.
If you feel pelvic pressure, that's a potentialsign of labor. As long as you don't have a bladder infection. I'm assuming you know what the burning sensationwhen you pee and problems peeing mean that it doesn't get to that point. But if it becomes a bladder infection, youcould feel pain as the bladder pulses and bloodthe urine. But that blood would only show up when I pee,and not get mistaken for early labor bleeding. There's the old fashioned back pains asa sign of labor.
Being that I'm nine months pregnant, itcould be a sign everything is normal. If you take a hot shower and it doesn'thelp or you take a walk and it gets worse, you'relabor. If the muscle pains arethe upper backor ease when you take steps literally to relieve them, you aren'tlabor. I know that a particular muscle group strainingisn't a sign of labor. If you have muscle contractions that are theBraxton Hicks contractions, they will ripple across the stomach and then stop.
If the muscles contract again ten or fifteenminutes, it may be early labor. Because I'm that far along, the practicecontractions may be several times a day. Note when one happens, and if the next happenswithin twenty minutes, write it down. Go take a nap, and if it is hard enough towake you up, it isn't practice. Then I want to sleep through the next couplebecause I'm not going to be able to sleep for the next ten hours. If the contractions are every ten minutesand the intervals are getting shorter, you arelabor.
That's the classic definition of being inlabor. Many people have nausea or even vomiting anddiarrhea when you have the contractions first start. That sounds more like food borne illness. If you have stomach pains and vomit or poopa lot, and then the stomach pains are getting worse while the vomiting and pooping stop,you're probablylabor. Are you sure that isn't appendicitisé Appendicitis can happen if you are pregnant,but you'll have sharp painone place,