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Painful contractions at 32 weeks

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    BJMing is offline Registered User
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    May 2007

    Painful contractions at 32 weeks

    Had a sleepless night last night due to contractions which came with menstrual like cramps below the belly. Its early afternoon now and belly is still contracting with pain every 10-15 minutes.

    They're not getting more frequent or intense but are very very uncomfortable. Every contraction also comes with back pain. Pain gets worse when I stand up and move about. No other symptoms other wise.

    Has anyone had similar experience so early on (I'm only 32 weeks). How can I stop these contractions and avoid preterm labour?

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    loupou is offline Baby Guru
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    Mar 2003
    New Territories

    Rest (lying down) & call your OB & midwives ASAP.

    I hope they stop soon.

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    Nula is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2006

    I would go straight to the hospital.

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    nikki is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2002
    Hong Kong

    Post The same situation

    I had the same experience last night.

    Went to see OB/GYN today. I am on medication to prevent utirine contractions.

    I recommend that you contact your doctor immediately. You should aim to keep from having the baby for another couple of weeks.

    This is my second pregnancy with these problems. First baby was born at 36 weeks and has developed well. She is coming up for 6 y.o. now.

    Call your doctor and try not to stress and worry6.

    Good luck.

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    Juniper is offline Registered User
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    Apr 2007
    Happy Valley

    Call your obs immediately! Those contractions are premature contractions and put your baby at risk of preterm delivery!
    Totally understand how worried you are!
    I have the same problem, started as early as 20 weeks, I'm now on 2 medications to stop the contractions, and luckily, I've made it through 34 weeks now, baby still in my womb.
    Have lots of rest, drink plenty of water and relax. My obs told me dehydration and stress can also trigger contractions.
    Hope things go well!

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    tzechuk is offline Registered User
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    Jun 2007
    South Korea

    Agreed with all the ladies. It happened to me when I was pregnant with my DD and I was put on medication.

    Do it ASAP.

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