Just looking for some advice. I’ll be 36 weeks on Sunday. I have placenta previa and have spent some time in hospital, the most recent being a couple of days ago with a heavy bleed.
I’ll be having a planned section at 39 weeks (unless they have to do it sooner).
When I was admitted to hospital a few days ago because of a heavy bleed I’d had some back ache and period type pains a few days before the bleed but when I had the actual bleed no pains or anything. I was kept in hospital for 24 hours and had no further bleeds so was discharged, this was on Wednesday night that I got discharged.
So yesterday I had quite strong back ache on and off most the day as well as period style cramps. Asked a friend who said this didn’t sound like the start of labour - just the body gearing up?! I also had brown discharge but the hospital did tell me this was really normal after the fresh bleed.
This morning when I woke up and wiped below using a baby wipe I had some red/pink blood again and a little mucus, so I’m thinking maybe mucus plug? I’ve also got back ache again and period type cramps.
Could this be early signs of labour? This is first baby so I really have no idea at all of what to expect.
I’ve put a fresh pad on and also been to the toilet a few times just to monitor, no further bleeding or mucus. Back ache continues but isn’t any worse. I will obviously call triage if I have any more or if pain becomes worse. I’m just wondering if anyone thinks this could possibly be the start?
Thanks 😘 xxx