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I think im in early labor!

Im having semi painful contractions they are about 12 mins apart! My back hurts like hell an my stomach feels like it weighs 100lbs! What do u ladies think?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:25 AM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (13)
  • well how far along are u?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • also i had contractions 12 mins apart for about 2 weeks with back pain

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Im 37wks ive been getting contractions 12 min apart since yesterday but they werent painful an today they are semi painful

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • oh thats not early labor lol... u can have the baby at 37 weeks and the baby wil be fine my daughter was born then.. but i think ur having braxton hicks. only thing u can do is wait

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Call your doctor. He is the one who knows you and is in charge of your care.

    Answer by mom2boys1997 at 9:43 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Call your Doctor. Usually they tell you not to go to the hospital unless the contractions are 5-7 min apart.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • since no one really answered you! lol.

    first of all anon 9:35, she didn't mean premature labor, but early labor, meaning the labor that comes before active labor, not too soon.

    i do think it's early labor, but try not to get too excited because it could go on like that for days. or they could get closer and closer and stay regular and then you will be in active labor! it's so hard to tell at this point.

    if it was ME i wouldn't call my dr just yet because they might tell you to come in, unnecessarily check your cervix, and then just send you home. i would want to stay home and relax as long as possible.

    good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • god hat sucks i feel bad for you but yeah you might be starting to go into labor it sounds like it. but waite to call until they get like 6-7 min apart. ok good luck

    Answer by jacobmommy62106 at 11:04 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Anon :35... early labor has NOTHING to do with how far along you are! Early labor is dilation between 0-4! FYI, active labor is 4-7 and transition is 7-10. Now you have had your labor lesson so you dont "lol" at people when you are the one who doesnt know what you are talking about!!

    OP... just take it easy and if its real labor, the contractions will pick up and get stronger and longer. 12 minutes apart isnt a consistant pattern and it is quite normal for ladies to go through "false" labor while their body gets ready for delivery the last few weeks of pregnancy

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 11:05 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • yeah listen to anon 10:04 and jaydin

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

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