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6 Symptoms Of Early Labour Pain And How To Take Care Of It

Ladies! Premature labour pain is definitely a nightmare, but do not fret, as the symptoms that accompany and represent early labour are documented and known. And what’s better to know is that the solutions and ways to manage pain are known as well. Premature labour is when your body starts getting ready for pregnancy two to three weeks prior to the due date. The pain that accompanies your premature labour pain is what must be handled, and it is a widely-known fact that premature pregnancies and its resultant babies are known to have health problems. However, fret not, as doctors have several means now to delay pregnancies almost to the point where it coincides with the predetermined due date. The rule when it comes to pregnancies is, the longer the baby grows inside you mommies, the healthier it gets. However, take precautions and be mindful of the complications that may ensue. So, ensure that you have a doctor you can visit close-by.

6 symptoms of premature labour pain are:

1. Backache 

This will continue to persist for a long time regardless of any changes in comfort. You will experience this pain specifically in the lower back.

2. Increased vaginal discharge

There will be increased vaginal bleeding when during the premature labour period. However, even if it is light bleeding, it must be reported to the doctor, as it is usually a telltale marker of premature pregnancy and can be managed

3. Increased pressure

You will experience increased pressure in your pelvic region, and vaginal pain is also a marker and a symptom of premature labour pain.

4. Nausea, vomiting, and other flu-related symptoms

Mommies! If you experience any of these flu-like symptoms, even to a mild degree, you must visit your doctor. The range of symptoms can vary from vomiting to diarrhoea and nausea. Even if you experience symptoms such as not being able to tolerate liquids for more than 8 hours, do not take chances and visit the doctor.

5. Contractions

At an interval of every ten minutes is usually when you experience contractions. Again, in this eventuality, visit the doctor. 

6. Cramps

Mommies, if you experience menstrual-like cramps in your lower abdomen, it is a sure sign and symptom of premature labour pain. So, report them to a doctor

Solutions to premature labour pain:

1. Check for contractions, as it’s a key tool in discerning whether early labour has occurred. Place your fingertips on your abdomen, and if you can actually feel your uterus tighten and contract, it is a contraction. Also, it is important to note the time period of the contractions. It is also important to note that you should try to stop them from happening. Move around or rest, but keep alternating between different states, and it’s usually a way to stop contractions from constantly occurring. However, the key factor to note here is that you must contact a doctor if the contractions constantly occur or if the symptoms worsen

2.  Ensure that you have your medical history all categorised and ready when you go to the hospital. It is also better if you frequent one doctor who knows you from the start of conception, so that the procedure can become personalised and your experience is smoothened.

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