Uterine Contractions - tightening
of the muscles within the uterus.
Menstrual-like Cramps - felt low in
the abdomen, just above the pubic bone, may be rhythmic, feeling like
waves or fluttering or you may feel a constant cramp.
Lower, Dull Backache
- located mainly in the lower back and may radiate to the
sides or front, may be rhythmic or constant, usually not
relieved by changing position.
Pelvic Pressure - pressure or
fullness in the pelvic area, in your back or thighs, may feel
like the baby is going to "fall out."
Intestinal Cramps - may occur
in the presence or absence of diarrhea, may have the feeling of
Increase or Change in Vaginal
Discharge - amount may be more than that which is normal for you,
may change to mucous or watery, color may become pink or
A General Feeling That Something is Not Right
- even without a specific cause.
If you experience any of the above, or
if you feel that something is different:
Call your doctor.
Go to the bathroom and empty your bladder.
Check to make sure you have not missed a dose
of any medication you might be taking.
Drink a full glass of water.
Rest, lying down on your left side.
Monitor your uterine activity.