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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hello. i'm 36 weeks pregnant and ama be 37 this sunday. i been having contractions in the mornings and night time. is this normal?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes, definitely: The question is.... Are the contractions strong enough to cause labor? If they are 5 minutes apart and taking your breath away, then you should probably go to the hospital. If you can breathe through them without difficulty and they are just kind of in the background, likely just braxton hicks. Contractions such as this can go on for weeks before true labor. If worried, always go to l;d.

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