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35 weeks and possible labor symptoms???

For the last couple of days, I have been having cramping pains in my lower stomach and back. I was 50% effaced and 1 cm dilated at 30 weeks. Should I go into the hospital or call doctor or forget about them? They are not regular by any means but still freaking me out. What do you think?

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Asked by ttcgirl110 at 11:37 PM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • if your really that worried about it just go to L&D the worst that can happen is they will send you home

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • I'm 36 weeks and have been having cramping and contractions for 5 days now... since it has been going on for a couple days it is most likely pre-labor and your body is getting ready. You may just have an early baby, so make sure your ready! If you are concerned go ahead and give your dr a call. I just decided to wait until my next appt, which is tomorrow morning, to talk to my dr about it.

    Answer by nattabugsmommy at 12:01 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • How frequent, how intense, and how long does each one last?
    Can you drink a lot of water, have a snack, and rest a bit? Sometimes re-hydrating & rest can reduce the contracting some.

    Answer by doulala at 12:18 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Doulala is right, contractions that mean labor come at regular intervals, but the nurse at my birthing classes at the hospital said that they would rather you call/come up there a hundred false times than hesitate on the time that it would have been necessary.

    Answer by vintagesnow at 12:28 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • call dr. if you want- you will probably be sent home. I was 2 cm. for a few months before I went into labor. Maybe just braxton hicks/ ligament... if you are worried, always call the dr, though.

    Answer by bloomsr at 12:28 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

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