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A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm 37 weeks pregnant having a lot of back pain and short sharp pains in abdomen baby dropped last week could i be going into labor?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
It's possible: Braxton Hicks contractions are "false" labor, which is when the muscle fibers of the uterus begin practicing for the real deal. It's annoying for sure, but also reassuring that your body is just getting ready. Make sure you're following up with your care provider for exams to confirm.

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Last updated Jan 22, 2015

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