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Is this normal? Soft lower tummy.

I'm 38 weeks today, with my first. I went to the doctors today and I'm only 50% effaced and not dilated at all. Baby is head down as low as can be without already being on the way. Well he told me to watch for contractions. Well I'm not sure how to know for sure if I'm having contractions. He said when my stomach is hard all over, well my stomach does get hard but it's only like right below my belly button and up. Below that is extremely soft. It does hurt when it's tightens up like this and it often comes with a lower back pain and does hurt it the soft part of my stomach/blatter area also. And they do not go away with laying on my left side, drinking water, or walking(usually it's hard to even get up when it's happening). So are these contractions or BH? They've been going on for a week and a half and I would think if they were real contraction I would have been at least slightly dilated.

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Asked by RoseDryer at 8:21 PM on Aug. 2, 2013 in Pregnancy

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  • You'll KNOW. I promise.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:58 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

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