August 22, 2005-- Posted at 3:00 PM CDT
(HealthDayNews) -- Many pregnant women fear going into labor prematurely, which is three or more weeks before the due date.
The Community Hospital in Nebraska mentions these warning signs:
- Contractions every 10 minutes or less.
- Clear, pink, or brownish fluid leaking from the vagina.
- The feeling that the fetus is pushing down.
- Low, dull backache.
- Cramps that feel like your period, with or without diarrhea.
If you think you may be experiencing preterm labor, even if you have only one sign, call your doctor immediately.