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contractions?!? Please help

I'm 20 weeks. I'm high risk already from lower abdominal pain. I think I'm having contractions. My bellyis tightning up and puts me short of breath. How do I know it's really contractions? I've been having them for 2 days. They are not close, but I'm only 20 weeks and concerened. I don't want to go to the hospital for nothing...

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Call your doctor - they sound like contractions but it could just be braxton hicks...mine started pretty early and I've had a healthy at week 32

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 10:15 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Braxton Hicks Contractions or True Labor?

    Are your contractions true labor pains or Braxton Hicks contractions? Find out more. ... Regular tightening or pain in your back or lower abdomen. ... -

    Answer by vbruno at 10:23 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • If this were me, I would call in.
    Not necessarily go right in.

    Answer by doulala at 10:53 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I would definitely call in if you are considered high risk. Real labor will continue to hurt with increasing pain over time. The contractions will start to hurt worse and become more regular shortening in distance apart. Your doctor or the nurse on duty can probably tell you over the phone whether or not your actually in labor.

    Answer by Swingkid511 at 10:57 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

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