You are in the third trimester now. You may experience pains and aches as your uterus is developing and pelvis joints start to loosen to get ready for the delivery.
It is also easy to get back problems if you permit yourself to the slump when standing or sitting. Some women may also experience 29 weeks pregnant symptoms of labor.
When there is a labor before 37 weeks of pregnancy, it is called as preterm labor.
Be aware of these preterm labor signs as you will have an idea about when to get immediate medical care.
Change in the vaginal discharge
If there is any bleeding at the time of pregnancy, report to your doctor. An unexpected fluid increase, thick mucus plug, or a bloody show can be a preterm labor sign. Some women will have a difficulty with the urine leakage during pregnancy, but if you are not sure whether it is amniotic fluid or urine, it is better to check than to think.
These contractions lead the abdomen to tighten up and release. Some BHC (Braxton Hicks Contractions) are common and not a warning sign. But the contractions that occur on a regular basis could be a preterm labor sign. If you have more than 4 contractions in an hour, this could be a sign of preterm labor.
Particularly during the third trimester, you will experience stress in the downwards as your baby drops. This is also a preterm labor symptom. If you are bothered by this stress, you should get checked. Though this can be associated with other symptoms, it can also happen in the isolated incidents.
If you feel like your water has broken or if you experience any amniotic fluid leakage, you should contact your doctor immediately. Though always it does not mean that the labor is beginning, you should go to the hospital for the check up. In that check up if it is determined that your water has broken, you should be in hospital to reduce the risk of infection to your baby.
These menstrual like cramps at the time of pregnancy may be a preterm labor sign. Sometimes these cramps are associated with diarrhea or stomach upset, but this case will not occur always. It is also good in considering these cramps as a possible preterm labor symptom, even if this cramping is individual, and if it does not look like a contraction or if it is not that much painful.
If there is any kind of dull low backache, it could serve as a symptom of preterm labor, particularly if it occurs suddenly. But experiencing the backache can be normal at the time of pregnancy.