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27/02/2013 at 22:16
27/02/2013 at 22:39
28/02/2013 at 08:39
28/02/2013 at 13:36
Sadly most of it sounds like normal final days of pregnancy.
At 37wks you're technically full term, baby ias fighting most of your internal organs for room so your lungs will get pushed up leaving you feeling breathless, your bowels will get squashed leaving you with constipation/diaorrhea, your bladder will get squashed meaning more frequent trips to the loo.
Your hormones are preparing you for motherhood so you will feel more emotional & may cry (sometimes for no reason other than you need to cry) your boobs may leak milk when you are around other children & your temperature may rise (as it does during your period).
When labour does arrive you will instinctively know, your 'show' can appear at anytime (days before labour or after labour has started) & can appear as either blood tinged mucus or bleeding. Your waters again can break shortly before or during labour & can be either a constant trickle or one big gush. Contractions will gradually build over time lasting longer & becoming more regular (to be in established labour contractions are normally 3-5mins apart & last 90secs) generally taking your breath away.
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