A 28-year-old female asked:
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and having a lot of abdominal and pelvic cramps does thatean labor is soon.
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Family Medicine 15 years experience
Braxton Hicks: Contractions and increased pelvic pain due to the baby's head dropping lower into the pelvis can mean that labor might be on it's way. Your doc will do a physical exam at your next visit to see if any of those "warm up" contractions have done any work towards dilating your cervix and getting closer to delivery! these practice contractions can come much earlier the more pregnancies you have!
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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