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Are these contractions?

Im 34weeks and 5days my baby dropped this morning and for over an hour now my stomach has been tightening up and i get sharp pain in the left side of my back when my stomach tightens. What should i do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Call your doctor. It sounds like you may be having contractions.

    Answer by jamesmommy12 at 5:36 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Time them and see if there is a pattern, and if they are longer than like 45-60 seconds, or are coming more often than every 5 minutes I would call your Dr. Also drink a ton of water and lay down for a bit, that can cause you to contract if you are even a little dehydrated.

    Answer by AK_aries at 5:37 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • It sounds like it could be contractions. Also, sounds like back labor, which sucks, I had them. But time them, like they said above or if you are curious call your doctor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:41 PM on Apr. 6, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:59 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

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