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per-term labor?

So I've been having really bad lower back pain the last few days. today i've been monitoring it closer, it starts to hurt,scale 1-10 i'd say 2, then it gets to the point where it really hurts, i'd say a 5, and my stomach gets really hard. it last for 45 secs to a min. then decreases. With my first pregnancy i never had back pain but i did experience braxton hicks but to me this seems different. Any advice?

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Asked by lilmama10-07 at 3:13 PM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • that does sound like contractions to me. How are along are you? I would consider getting in to see your doc to rule out a UTI/kidney infection. Your kidneys are in your lower back and having a UTI can cause contractions.

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 3:15 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Im 24 weeks

    Answer by lilmama10-07 at 3:18 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • i would definitely call my midwife/ob just to see what they think about it at 24 weeks. it can't hurt. good luck!

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 3:22 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • oh yes, most definitely call! Hopefully its "just" a UTI and they can fix it and get you all better:) I know the symptoms of one when pregnant can be similar to back labor and they can actually cause labor. And BH at 24 weeks should NOT be regular

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 3:40 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

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