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i'm 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant, my belly tightens up and my baby is head down already. i've been having bad back pains?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Uterus practice runs: And your question is? Your uterus is simply having some preliminary practice runs getting ready for the big day which could happen any time after the next 2-3 weeks. Baby's head down is good at this point. "Good luck. We're all counting on you"--- do you remember whose quote that was and from what comedy movie of 1980?
Answered on Jul 14, 2015

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