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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is my doctor trying to stop my labor? like i have contractions every 4 minute lasting 80 seconds long i'm 36 weeks am 5 days pregnant and keeps getting muscle relaxers and what not but not working. is my doctor trying to stop labor

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Late preterm labor.: Your doctor is probably trying to keep you as comfortable as possible during your episode of late preterm labor. Muscle relaxants, however, do not work for anything but musculoskeletal pain and you are suffering from uterine contraction pain. Patience, tylenol, (acetaminophen) lower back massage by your partner, and frequent assessments by your obstetrician to determine if you are in active labor are needed!

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