Question about preterm labour XP

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ekcanada's picture
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Question about preterm labour XP

Hi Ladies!

I have a few questions and was wondering if you could give me some insight based on your experiences...

I am pregnant with my second, first was without complications and my daughter was born at 40 weeks 4 days (natural, uncompllicated birth).

I had some bleeding/spotting last week (28 weeks along). I also had an increase in BH and low back pain. I have been constipated my entire pg but now I have loose bowels.

Everything started on Tuesday evening and by Thursday I had lost a very bloody (but brown blood!) mucus plug but spotting had stopped. I started spotting again on Saturday but it only lasted a few hours. Any spotting I had was bright red.

I was checked and cervix is high and closed (they will recheck on Wednesday). I am not at risk for previa.

Does anyone have any idea why this happened? How do they have no idea about where the bleeding is coming from. Should I expect to have it happen the rest of my pregnancy or is it the beginning of perterm labour?

TIA!

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You know your body better than anyone. If something is different make sure your doctors listen to you. Is it possible that you over did things? If so, extra rest might help. With DD3 I was having contraction at 32 weeks and when I told my doctor he insisted that contractions were normal and it was just BH. Yeah, she was born the next day...

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I can't provide any real insight since my water broke with DS at 28+5 with no signs of pre-term labor prior to that. But I agree that you should definitely discuss your concerns with your dr - especially having been through labor before, you know what doesn't feel "right". Make sure you are getting lots and lots of fluid and rest as often as possible.

Good luck! I hope you are able to keep that baby baking for another couple of months!

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Thanks for your responses ladies! And sharing your experiences

It is partial placental detachment. Right now there is no concern to me or the baby. The doctor expects me to bleed the rest of the pregnancy but expects me to go to term.

Again, thank you!

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Thanks for the update. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

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