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39 weeks got membranes stripped yesterday having severe back pains and irregular contractions, should i go in?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You are a term pregnancy. You need to go into the hospital for evaluation
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be labor: Since you are 39 weeks and experiencing contractions labor is certainly possible. If you feel you may be in labor then it is prudent to go to your designated hospital and be evaluated. You may also want to contact your Obgyn to get more specific instructions.
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Go in Now..: I don't like your description of severe back pain...could be signs of a placental problem like an abruption. You and your baby need immediate evaluation - sign off and leave for hospital now. CONGRATULATIONS
Answered on Jan 18, 2017

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Wait and see: We can not predict the future but contractions are a good sign. Since you are 37 weeks it is safe to assume labor will start within the next month.
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