Am I Going To Go Into Labor Soon

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MadelynsMommy - February 14

I will be 32 weeks on Friday. A few days ago, I started losing some of my mucus plug...there is no color to it, yet. The baby dropped a few days ago and I have been experiencing a lot of pressure since. Sometimes it is not so bad, but other times the pain is comparable to menstrual cramps. I've been having mostly painless contractions for a while now. For the last few weeks, whenever I lay down, I have regular contractions every 2-6 minutes. Is it likely I will go into labor soon?

 

Tammy276 - February 14

No. I had the same thing happening to me when I was around 32 weeks....I lost some of my mucous plug and I woke up at 5am w/ contractions that were about every 7 min's apart for almost 5 hours. My baby had also dropped at that point. My doctor checked me at my appt. and told me I was still closed and thick but she could feel baby's head. You will start to feel more pressure in the weeks to come, and your BH contractions will probably start to get more intense as well. If you are getting more when you lay down, try drinking more water throughout the day. But the fact that you are getting more when you lay down and not when you are up and walking is sign that you are not in labor. Cramping is normal this late in the game too.

 

DDT - February 14

Nope...losing yout mucus plug is no clear cut indication that you will go into labour. The mucus plug can regenerate itself and even if it doesn't you could can go without it for weeks. Feeling pressure at this stage of the pregnancy is common. The contractions you have been feeling is false labour...the way your body prepares for the real thing. If they don't stop when you change position (eg. get up and walk around) then you should call your doc, otherwise it is completely normal. Good luck!

 

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