Post # 1
I am currently 19 weeks with my second pregnancy.
During my first pregnancy, leading up to labour I had the typical signs that “the day” was on its way. Such as passing the mucus plug which was thick, sticky, stringy and a grey colour with yellowish streaks. About 2 days later I woke up at 1am in the morning with severe back and stomach pain, the most itense feeling of needing to go to the toilet, even though nothing happened when I did. In other words experiencing my first stage of labour.
Last night I felt very uncomfortable and when I went to the toilet I found what to me looked exactly like the mucus plug I had passed when I was full term first time around. And then at 1.30 am this morning I woke up with severe stomach and back pains. They only lasted for 2 hours and then stopped. But I am still experiencing slight cramping in my back and stomach. Although the baby still seems super active, if not more so then normal today.
I went to my doctor this morning, he felt my stomach and wasnt greatly concerned. He said if it happens again he will send for an ultrasound and then sort of rushed me out of his office. Everytime I see him he seems to rush me out of his office as quickly as possible.
Should I be concerned that I am about to go into premature labour? Or is this just a normal part of pregnancy that I didn’t experience the first time?
Any advice would be fantastic.
Post # 3
I would be concerned and perhaps consult another doctor. Sounds like you don’t have a very good doctor–a good one would have alleviated your fears. Good luck, I hope everything is going ok!
Post # 4
I would definitely follow your doctor’s advice, but also trust your instincts. Mucus plugs can regenerate… but also other discharge increases throughout pregnancy (as you know).
Take it easy, drink lots of water and pay attention to your symptoms. You can always call the on call doc tonight if something is concerning you. Don’t be afraid to call and ask questions… That’s what they are there for!
Post # 5
Did your dr check your cervix? When I went into premature labor with my second child at around 26 weeks, I started with having contractions, and they were unmistakably contractions. When I saw my dr he checked my cervix and confirmed that I was indeed in labor.
When I had my third child, I had really bad back pains and was pretty antsy, but as it turns out, I was really constipated. It felt pretty similar for a few hours. Sorry if that’s Too Much Information.
Maybe call your dr or his nurse and ask them to alleviate your fears. Are you still feeling like you’re having cramps?
Post # 6
I would definitely get a second opinion. Especially if your OB makes you feel like he is rushing you out of his office. I would also pay very close attention to your body and make sure your voice is being heard. You are the only one who can advocate for you and your unborn baby. Try not to panic, but stand up for yourself