Medical Questions > Pregnancy Forum > Labor and Delivery Forum

my girlfriend is 8 months preg and may be in labor

hi my name is kurk im 16 years old and my girlfriend maya is pregnant 8 months along with our first baby, she didnt sleep at all last night, and has had a considerable amount of pain and discomfort, everytime i try to call the doc or nurse she dismisses it. what do i do or look for, im afraid but i dont want her to freak out
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied August 22nd, 2011
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Ask your girlfreind to count the contractions that she is having. If these contractions become regular or more frequent (one every 10-12 minutes for at least an hour) they may be premature labor contractions which can cause the cervix to open. It is important to contact your gynaec immediately.

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.


|
Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
What happens during labor? What do contractions feel like? And how do I know that labor has begun? Read on to learn about birthing basics....
Signs of labor occur after 36 weeks of pregnancy. Learn about the difference between real and false contractions. Plus, we outline signs of delivery complicati...
Almost all women worry about the pain of childbirth. Preparing for childbirth includes thinking about how you'd like to cope with the pain of labor. Read on for...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Labor and Delivery , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.