Labor: Early Signs & Symptoms




Lightening, bloody show, rupture of membranes, dilation and nesting are some signs of labor. Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains each sign and says if contractions are 15 minutes apart, the patient should go to the hospital. Janette Janero, Owner with Naked Formula, talks about her experience.

Transcript
A doctor we have a list so these are some of the things that you may experience in case you are expecting lightning yes I mean definitely if you have some contractions some of the signs of labor of course bloody show if you membranes ruptured if you’re nesting any of these signs will definitely be signs of labor as we know they’re not much difference between false constructions and real contractions meaning that the false contraction the only difference is that they disappear after a while while the real labor contracts will continue those are the Braxton Hicks wounds doctor those are called Braxton Hicks and they intend to start around the third trimester somewhere around 31 weeks or so sometimes early in some patients but they happen to be a regular there are strong contractions but they are irregular that’s the difference between those and real labor contractions and of course you could have a bloody show for multiple reasons but mainly when you have a severe from bloody show is secondary to dilatational your cervix and that is definitely an you sign or labour your water clothes will break and it could break a difference instance could break earlier and in premature labor what could break a turn sometimes you go into labor before and sometimes you don’t need to break your water until after you live and there’s a few more there as well yeah well they face mentality ssin are always signs those are the real science but those are the ones that we measure in labor and delivery that usually are not being able to be measure at home so Janet what did you experience so I delivered him on Friday okay so Wednesday I started feeling and discomfort in the lower back and I knew from before okay this is it I was convinced that he was gonna be here on Thanksgiving because Wednesday evening I got really strong contractions enough that I kind of stopped me in my tracks how far apart were they I mean we’re looking at maybe an hour apart at this point and that’s a good question to ask you doctor how far apart when you realize oh gosh I better go to the hospital well I think that she was scribing earlier an hour apart they’re not really significant that should be monitor in the hospital setting I think it’s ideal for you to stay home until they get close to each other close well 10 minutes apart either Pence’s people are 15 minutes apart should be strong enough that they feel they should go to the hospital but definitely you know four or five within an hour it definitely will be something that you monitor if it’s persistent not just within one hour you want at least four or five hours of this you.
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