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Frequent abdominal pains during pregnancy. Due to Braxtons hicks or early labour pain?

Hi, I have been having abdominal pain all day yesterday and it came at intervals every 20 or 30 minutes, it slowed down and stopped when I went asleep but every time I move position it will occur again? I m 38 weeks + 4 days pregnant, is this a sign that early labour is approaching or what? I really don t think it s Braxton hicks as the pain didn t stop when I would get up and walk or move, thanks,
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Hi Lisa
If it is true labour pains, it should increase in frequency and intensity as time passes by. If it settles, it is likely to be Braxton-Hicks.
If pain increases, you break your waters or you have a "show", go into hospital. Otherwise, if baby is active, it is better to wait at home till you are sure it is labour pains.
Hope that answers your query.
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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