What are the signs that you are in labour? Do you need to rush to the hospital? Let’s look at some of the questions that arise when you experience these signs and understand what it means
Understanding your labour signs
|Signs / Indications
|When does the blood stained mucous discharge start appearing?
|This blood spotting / discharge appears when you have reached 36 weeks of pregnancy, indicating that your baby’s arrival is near.
|Why is it sticky and looks like mucus?
|Is the sign similar for all mothers-to-be?
|The sign will vary from one individual to another, but in general the mucus will appear to be:
|Are there any signs that I should be worried about?
|When there is a show of huge chunks of blood clots or lots of blood discharge – DO NOT be alarmed but seek medical attention immediately!
|If the signs appear before I am 36 weeks into pregnancy, what should I do?
|Consult your doctor immediately as you may be experiencing early signs of premature labour.
|When the signs appear does it mean I am in labour and need to rush to the hospital?
|The time span between show and labour is different for each individual, it could be:
Consult with your doctor who will be able to determine whether you have entered into active labour.
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