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A 22-year-old female asked:

33w preg. contractions 2-4min apart every hr but off and on all day. cramps, lwr back pain, 1cm dilated, 75% effaced. ob says don't worry, should i?

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Dr. Chukwuma M. Okoroji
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Preterm Labor.: You are experiencing threatened preterm labor. If the symptoms are not progressing with increasing painful contractions, then it is ok. You should have very close clinical follow up with your OB physician. The threat of preterm labor remains until you get to 37w when it is now considered a term pregnancy.

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