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Preterm Labor Symptoms--Please share
« on: May 06, 2010 at 10:33 AM »
When I was pregnant with Little Guy, I kept this list of preterm labor symptoms on my fridge. It helped me to see things in black and white, rather than to ignore what I was feeling.

* Four or more contractions in one hour either with or without pain; cramping that may feel like menstrual cramps
* Vaginal or rectal pressure; a feeling like the baby could just “fall out”
* Increased discharge; loss of the mucus plug
* Lower backache that may persist, or come and go
* Bleeding of any sort or amount
* Leaking fluid; a gush of fluid
* Increased bowel movements or diarrhea
* A decrease in the baby's activity; fewer kicks
* A sense that something just isn't right

Please share this link with anyone you know who is pregnant to help them learn about the symptoms of preterm labor: