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31 weeks pregnant and just today for about 2 hours now, i been having upper tummy pains, im not sure if its my uterus. i don't have any other symtoms, ?

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
First pregnancy: You can be having true contractions or "false" labor. If this is your first child you will want to be checked to see if you are dilating. This can be scary but is a natural event and trust your instincts. If you feel something is wrong get checked.
Dr. David Zisow
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Notify your OB: Braxton hicks contractions are common and that may be all you are feeling, however premature labor can start out feeling exactly the same way. Call your OB provider to discuss your "tummy pains" to see how he/she wants to evaluate your condition. Better safe than sorry.
Last updated Dec 16, 2014


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