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  3. Warning Signs of Preterm Labor

Warning Signs of Preterm Labor

  1. Menstrual-like cramps.
  2. Low, dull or sharp backache, may come and go or be constant.
  3. Pressure in your pelvis, abdomen, or thighs.
  4. Abdominal cramping with or without diarrhea.
  5. Increase or change in your vaginal discharge, other than thick white.
  6. Leaking – may feel like urine you can’t control.
  7. Uterine contractions, six or more in an hour, may be painless tightening or “balling up”.
  8. Feeling “lousy” or flu-like, like something is not right.
  9. Spotting.