hia im 39 weeks pregnant and think i may be in slow labour.i had a enternal tuesday which gave me a show later that night.ive got alot of lower back ache,had alot of white mucus (looked like thick snot) which started yesterday,flu like symtons,cramp feeling on my sides and last night i kept getting strange shooting pains really low down.i feel theres alot of pressure low down and find it very hard to walk or bend down. am i in slow labour?
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replied September 15th, 2010
if you don't have your baby by now maybe your having him today. the longest labour i heard of is 4 days. your body could be preparing for labour too. if they don't get stronger and closer then it is false. i loss my plug a month ago and had a bloody show from a exam 2 weeks ago. it could be the baby dropped. that happen to me a few days ago. i'm 40 weeks and still here. just call the doctor before you call your family.
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replied September 23rd, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i understand your concern.Some of the signs of labour are
The baby drops. ...
Strong and regular contractions. ...
Her water breaks. ...
Lower back pain and cramping. ...
Bloody vaginal discharge. ...
Diarrhea or nausea.

During contractions, the abdomen becomes hard. ... But labor contractions usually cause discomfort or a dull ache in your back and lower abdomen, along with pressure in pelvis. The contractions become more regular until they are less than 5 minutes apart. These must be differentiated from Braxton hack contractions which when hits, feels like tightening in your abdomen. It's not usually painful, but it can be.

Take care
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