Third Trimester

Itching in Late Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Please help! I am 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant with my fourth child. I believe I am in labor because I have been contracting for 2 days now every 15-20 minutes.

I suddenly started itching tonight starting with the tops of my feet and now covering pretty much my whole body. I have not broken out or anything, just severe itching that I cant control. I am not able to sleep or even relax, it is so uncomfortable. Is this due to me being pregnant, in labor or just plain weird?

Thank you,
Amoree

Consistent Contractions at 37 Weeks

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 37 weeks and have been having consistent contractions for the past 4 days. They typically are 15-20 minutes apart, but some have been as close as 5-7. They do not go away or slow down no matter what I am doing.

I'm wondering if I should call my doctor and how long I can expect this part to go on. I am even waking up every 45-60 minutes at night with them. Can I do anything to get things going quicker? My nerves are shot! HELP!!

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