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    Please Help!!! Contractions???
    beckie_33 posted:
    I am only 30 1/2 weeks pregnant and I lost my mucus plug yesterday. All night i've been in pain that doesn't go away when I change positions, etc. I'm having cramping and sharp pains in my abdomen and back that last a long time and are very painful. Change positions actually makes the pain worse. I've also had diarrhea and alot of gas.

    Is this labor or just braxtion hicks contractions.
    tbkittycat responded:
    Doesn't sound like Braxton Hicks to me. I'd either call your doctor or go to L&D right away.
    Zaysmama responded:
    I would def contact your doctor. If it isn't labor it could be a sign of something else so Its def better safe than sorry especially when it come to your own personal health and the health of LO...
    Hope all is well and we hear from you soon to update on how you are doing!
    beckie_33 replied to Zaysmama's response:
    I did call my doctor and I was told to go to Labor and Delivery. They checked me and I am 1 cm dilated and aprox. 30% effaced.

    I was having some contractions so they monitored me for several hours and did some testing for a yeast infection and bladder infection among other tests. So far everything is negative.

    After IV fluids the contractions slowed so I guess I was a little dehydrated and that can cause contractions. I try to drink plenty of water but I guess it just wasn't enough so I have to increase my fluids and I have to make sure I go to the bathroom aprox. every 2 hours so my bladder isn't full because that can cause me to have contractions. I already make several trips to the bathroom throughout the day so what's several more going to hurt?

    I'm happy all is well and i'm not having my baby anytime soon.
    Zaysmama replied to beckie_33's response:
    Glad you got some good news and an explanation on everything so that you can prevent it from happening in the next few weeks!...
    Hope you have an uneventful rest of the pregnancy! good luck

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