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My sister is 33 weeks pregnant and has been having contractions, and getting worse today, what to do?

My sister is 33 weeks pregnant and has been having contractions, and getting worse today, what to do?

Call OB or L&D: For anything out of the ordinary, a pregnant woman should call her OB provider. Even if things are ok at the time of the call, if the symptoms persist or worsen, she should call again or go to labor and delivery (l&d) at a nearby hospital. Obs there are accustomed to evaluating and informing patients about what is happening and when someone should be treated or go home. But do tell your OB office. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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33 weeks pregnant: pelvic pressure, irregular contractions & lower back pain for over a week. Now diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, headaches.

33 weeks pregnant: pelvic pressure, irregular contractions & lower back pain for over a week. Now diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, headaches.

Get seen NOW: You need to be checked and monitored immediately. There are possible serious complications which could threaten both you and your baby. Please do not delay. ...Read more

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Pregnant 33 weeks , peeing all the time and pelvic soreness. Contractions on and off?

Pregnant 33 weeks , peeing all the time and pelvic soreness. Contractions on and off?

See doctor timely...: Glad you have come this far for current pregnancy. Is this your first or recurrent one? For peeing all the time alone, it is good idea to be checked so to assure no UTI. If having similar symptoms in prior pregnancy, you got ideas what these could be. So, it is reasonable to go to see your ob-gyn doctor for confirmation & counseling timely. Best wish to your pregnancy and health... ...Read more

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I am 33 weeks pregnant and i think i'm having contractions. When should I worry? And how can I tell if they are the real thing?

5 min apart : If you are consistently having regular contractions over time then you should be seen in labor and delivery to be evaluated for preterm labor. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant my tummy gets a very tight on top of the center. Are those painless contractions ?

Yes: We call those Braxton-Hicks contractions. They are common in the third trimester. If you start having severe pain or bleeding, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

Call the Dr: Although you may be having false contractions it is very important that you keep a line of communication open with your ob. With a prior premi in your history, you are at increased risk of another & all the ob's i work with want to know sooner rather than later when these sort of issues come up. Make the call & find out what indicators they would suggest before u have these events monitored @ l& d. ...Read more

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Im 33.6 weeks pregnant. Having non regular but very freq. Contractions and menstrual cramps. Concern or normal? Fluid intake is high

Time to call doc: It sounds like you are having significant contractions and at ~34 wks, you are at a pretty good age, but still a bit early. If these are forceful contractions, it could mean premature labor and so contacting yur OB doc is a right thing to do now. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant and 6 CM dilated, having pressure in the vaginal area, no contractions right now, and sharp stabbing pain inside of vagina.?

33 weeks pregnant and 6 CM dilated, having pressure in the vaginal area, no contractions right now, and sharp stabbing pain inside of vagina.?

Preterm labor: I am not sure i understand your question but although its very hard to delay true labor, I am sure your physicians are doing everything possible to delay delivery as long as there is no infection or compromise to you or the baby. Take care, be strong, and stay positive. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more