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15/08/2016 at 20:19
Hi I am 36 and 6 weeks pregnant. I have been getting a lot of pressure in my pelvic area for the last couple of days, along with lower back pain which is constant and tightening across my uterus. I have also had increased discharge, like what you would get before a period.
I am a first time mum, so would just like some advice...do these symptoms mean that labour is close?
15/08/2016 at 20:47
Those are probably Braxton hicks, they are contractions that get your body geared up for the real thing. You can have these a while before the real ones come. Has any of the discharge been mucusy? The reason I ask is because you lose your mucus plug close to labour. Also keep an eye on the contractions, see if they get stronger and closer together. Good luck!!
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