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I am 35 weeks 4 days. Stomach keeps tightening and releasing. When should I be concerned?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: If they dont stop

It is normal to have irregular contractions off and on as your uterus prepares for labor. If they contractions do not stop with hydration and rest and if they are coming at regular intervals every 5-10 minutes then you should go to labor and delivery to be evaluated for preterm labor.
Because 35 weeks is still preterm it is better to be safe and go for evaluation.

In brief: If they dont stop

It is normal to have irregular contractions off and on as your uterus prepares for labor. If they contractions do not stop with hydration and rest and if they are coming at regular intervals every 5-10 minutes then you should go to labor and delivery to be evaluated for preterm labor.
Because 35 weeks is still preterm it is better to be safe and go for evaluation.
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