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4 signs that the due date is approaching .. including pelvic pressure

The date of childbirth varies from one woman to another, there are no fixed rules for everyone, but there are some signs that may indicate the date of labor or labor is approaching. In this report, we recognize 4 signs that indicate the imminent birth, according to the American "Cleveland Clinic" website.

4 signs that the due date is approaching

"The frequency and intensity of contractions determines labor or delivery, but there are some physical symptoms that occur during that period," said Dr. Jonathan Emery, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Cleveland Clinic, USA.

1. Convulsions

Some women feel the type of cramps that usually occur with menstruation. These cramps differ from Braxton Hicks cramps, which are usually painless false contractions that occur when the uterus contracts.

“These menstrual cramps may be the start of mild cramps. They are not very painful, but they are noticeable that they may come and go over hours or even two days.

2. Pelvic pressure

You may begin to feel pressure in the vagina or pelvis, this may be due to the descent of the baby from the abdomen. Some women feel pelvic pressure or even lower back pain, but some women do not experience this depression until they go into actual labor.

3. Mucous plug

Some women notice a change in their vaginal secretions, which may indicate a loss of the mucus plug. The mucus plug is a build-up of mucus that forms a plug over the opening of the cervix that helps protect the baby from unhealthy bacteria outside the womb.

 As the cervix begins to open in preparation for labor, the mucus plug (also called the blood supply) may be lost at one point or gradually.

4. Changes in your vaginal secretions

Even if the mucus plug remains intact, you may notice other changes in your vaginal secretions.

Other signs of labor include:

Fatigue and fatigue.

Mild thigh pain (sharp, burning or fiery nerve pain in the pelvis resulting from the position of your baby).

Loose stools or diarrhea

A sudden burst of energy (often associated with a strong desire to prepare your home for the child).

If you think your labor has started, you should time the contractions when they occur every five minutes and are so strong that you cannot walk or talk, you should contact your doctor.