My daughter is 39 weeks pregnant with horrible nausea. She woke up feeling like she has the flu but no temp. At dr. appt Tues. she was not yet dilated but dr. said her cervix is very soft. Her back is hurting and she says her hips feel like the are coming apart. Any idea as to what is going on or is she just getting ready to deliver? I had scheduled c sections with both of my girls so I didn't get to experience any of this, that is why I have questions.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. From the symptoms, they can be related to labor. There are some signs of labor which you need to keep an eye on. First of all, there may be lightening or when the babyâs head drops down into the pelvic region. she may find it easier to breathe or she may sense heaviness in her lower abdomen. The other symptoms are increased contractions (come at regular intervals, do not decrease with change in posture and last about 30-70 seconds) and sometimes a bloody show due to passing of the cervical mucus plug.
She can apply warm compresses on the back, sleep on her left side and use a support pillow under her knees. If the symptoms are worse then she needs to be examined for dilation and effacement of cervix.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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