Preterm Labor Symptoms

Symptoms of preterm labor may include: Mild or menstrual-like cramps, with or without diarrhea. A feeling of pressure in your pelvis or lower belly. A steady, dull ache in your lower back, pelvis, lower belly, or thighs. Changes in your vaginal discharge. Regular contractions for an hour. This means about 6 or more in 1…

Preterm Labor Symptoms

Preterm Labor Symptoms

Symptoms of preterm labor may include:

  • Mild or menstrual-like cramps, with or without diarrhea.
  • A feeling of pressure in your pelvis or lower belly.
  • A steady, dull ache in your lower back, pelvis, lower belly, or thighs.
  • Changes in your vaginal discharge.
  • Regular contractions for an hour. This means about 6 or more in 1 hour, even after you have had a glass of water and are resting.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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