Looking Ahead: Signs and Symptoms of Labor

Even though you've been anticipating the birth of your baby for several months, it may be difficult to tell when labor actually begins. People say, "you'll just know," but that's hardly reassuring. In fact you might feel like rolling your eyes! You will need to interpret your body's changes as labor approaches. Although every woman's pregnancy is unique there are a number of signals your body is gearing up for labor.

Pregnancy Health Problems

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Dear Midwife,
Hi. I'm 28 and pregnant with my first child, which is due April 21st. About a month ago I had a virus with diarrhea, vomiting and fever. the doctor gave me antibiotics which lead to a yeast infection so I took Monistat 7 day. Before this virus I had a typical pregnancy with no problems, not even morning sickness. I am monitored carefully by my endocrinologist because I have had Hashimotos Thyroiditis since the age of 12. The doctor had had to increase my dosage since the beginning of my pregnancy.