Are there any warning signs I should look for during week 36 of pregnancy?

At week 36, your baby is maturing and getting ready for the big day. Most healthy babies will be active, so call your doctor if you have stopped feeling movement in your belly. Other warning signs to watch for are those that indicate labor. These tell-tale signs include painful contractions that are similar to menstrual cramps, but last up to a minute long and return every five minutes. You should also watch out for a vaginal discharge that has changed consistency or that is tinted with mucus or blood. Finally, contact your doctor if you experience lower back pain or pelvic pressure, which may indicate that your baby is on the way.

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