Possible Signs of a Premature Birth
One of the concerns on an expecting mom’s mind may be the potential for a premature birth which is considered going into labor before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Some mothers may be aware of their risk for premature birth through consultation with their doctors. Regardless, expecting mothers can review some of the possible signs of a preterm labor, as well as the risks of premature birth.
What are some possible signs of preterm labor?
A premature birth can have serious implications so it’s very important to pay attention to your physical wellbeing and how you are feeling during a pregnancy.
Some signs or symptoms that could point to a premature birth include:
- uterine contractions;
- flu-like symptoms;
- baby does not move or kick as frequently;
- abdominal cramping that feels like a menstrual period;
- severe vaginal or pelvic pressure; and
- bleeding or secretion from the vagina.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms at any time during your pregnancy, contact a medical professional as soon as possible. Your doctor may instruct you to go to the emergency room if he or she believes you are going into premature labor.
While the hospital is right place to be in this type of situation, if you believe your doctor or another medical professional was negligent in handling your premature birth, you might have grounds to file a medical claim if the child suffers serious injury.
Through medical records and lab results, depositions of nurses and doctors, and consultation with obstetric medicine specialists, The Becker Law Firm can evaluate your possible claim of negligence on behalf of a medical professional during the labor and delivery process. Contact a lawyer via our online contact form, or cal (440) 252-4399 to schedule a free initial consultation.