Pulse.com.gh logo

Labor pains 4 warning signs that you are in labor

Is the baby coming?

  • Published:
play Doctor and pregnant woman (giftedmom)

How do you know if it’s time to grab your maternity bag and rush to the hospital to get your baby?

Even moms who have been there before find it difficult to tell if they are in labor because the signs can be vague and also vary from one pregnancy to another.

Check out for these warning signs to know if your baby is on the way:

1. The back hurts badly

play The lower back hurts badly during labor (istock)

You are likely to experience back pains all through your pregnancy period. However, if you experience really painful back aches you are close to getting your baby. The groin region may also hurt and all this is because your joints and muscles are stretching in preparation for delivery.

2. Consistent contractions

In the last few weeks of pregnancy, contractions are common but not all contractions are signs of labor. Contractions that lead to labor are intense, more regular and last longer. These contractions may not lessen until delivery.

ALSO READ: 6 causes of miscarriage every woman should know

play Consistent contractions mean it's time to visit the doctor (sportstle)

3. Water breaks

In some instances, the amniotic fluid breaks before labor and this is a sign that labor is just around the corner. The leaking can happen as a sudden gush or constant trickle. It can also be challenging to tell if the discharge is indeed amniotic fluid or urine. But if the fluid is odorless, it may be time to go to the hospital.

4. Diarrhea

Prostaglandin, the hormone released to help the uterus contract and the cervix soften also leads to bowels contraction. This in return leads to frequent bowel movements and diarrhea few days to labor or even during labor. If diarrhea is accompanied with cramps, it could be that you are in labor.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Long And Thick 5 foods that increase penis size naturallybullet
2 Beauty Tips 5 natural ways to remove black spots at homebullet
3 Health Tips 5 surprising signs you are dehydratedbullet
4 Health Tips 4 natural ways to tighten your vaginabullet
5 Botcho Cream Review All you need to know about Botcho creambullet
6 Beauty Tips 5 uses of breast milk apart from feeding babiesbullet
7 Beauty Tips 3 home remedies to get rid of dark knucklesbullet
8 Beauty Tips 5 healthy fatty foods to make you slim down fastbullet
9 Beauty Tips 5 reasons you should start using rice water...bullet
10 Beauty Tips 3 reasons why you should apply lime juice...bullet

Top Videos

1 Masturbation Health risk of excessive masturbationbullet
2 Beauty Tips 5 foods that gives you an even skin tonebullet
3 Beauty Tips 3 Homemade remedies for oily skinbullet
4 Hair Tips Simple home remedy to get rid of dandruffbullet
5 Check This Out Each Birth Month With Their Different Color and...bullet
6 Hair Growth Natural ways to stop hair from breaking this harmattanbullet
7 Health Gross reasons why you should finally stop biting your...bullet
8 Niceness Kills? Nicer people are more prone to developing...bullet
9 Healthy living 5 silent signs you’re not taking good...bullet
10 Health Tips 7 simple ways to beat your sugar cravingsbullet

Beauty & Health