Think you may go into labor soon? Have you had symptoms of labor? Our very own nurse practitioner, Anna Reynolds, explains the signs of labor in this list.
· Lightening, the sensation that the fetus has dropped lower and the head settles deep in your pelvis.
· Loss of mucus plug or increase in discharge that’s clear, pink, or bloody.
· Rupture of Membranes. The fluid -filled amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus during the pregnancy breaks. This may cause you to feel the fluid trickle or gush from your vagina.
· Cervical dilation
· Contractions. As your uterus contracts, you may feel pain in your back or pelvis. True labor contractions happen in a regular pattern and get closer together. True labor contractions continue even when you rest or move.