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Pregnant. Abdominal pain, thick white discharge, change in walking style. Had C-section. Normal symptoms?

hi am in my 39th week of edd is 16th nov 2012.since last night am feeling a slight pain in my lower abdomen ,had excessive white thick discharge and pain in my lower pain.there is also change in my walking style..i had a c -section earlier,my elder son is 4yrs old .so are these symptons of normal delivery..have no idea abt it as my elder son was a breach baby..kindly advice.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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hello there.

Since you have a history of previous cesarean and you have completed term (37 weeks), you should not ignore any kind of pain you perceive.

Regular Pain of gradually increasing intensity in the abdomen associated with backache and hardening of the abdomen, mucoid discharge from the vagina are indications that you are starting your labor.
The outcome of labor whether a cesarean or a normal delivery depends on the progress of your labor in terms of dilatation of cervix and contractions (pain) with descent of the baby.

If everything goes normal, you can deliver vaginally even after a previous cesarean birth.

You should visit your gynecologist for an internal examination to check if you are in labor.
Also taking pains at home in previous cesarean is not good as at times the previous cesarean scar on uterus disrupts with pain. So monitoring by a doctor is a must.

Wishing you all the best.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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