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38 weeks pregnant, started having back pains, cramping, clear mucous discharge. Is it labor ?

Hi, Im 38 weeks and 5 days and last night i started having back pains, cramping pains and around 3 am i noticed this clear mucous discharge . Also these past couple of days every time i go to the restroom i get these back pains and feeling that i need to have a bowel movement I can sit there for minutes and nothing. Does this mean labor will start soon?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query.

Term pregnancy with pain abdomen and discharge suggests prelabour.

Try to take rest in left lateral position.
Have a check on fetal movements.
Contact your doctor immediately if you get pain every 5 minutes,
spotting per vagina, decreased fetal movements and leak per vagina.

Hope this helps,
Dr Nilofer
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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