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Pregnant. Had lower back pain, period like pain in lower part of tummy. Took paracetamol. Could this be slow labor?

i am 33 weeks pregnant and have recently found out my baby is 2/5ths palpable and well engaged. hospital doc said he'll be here in around 3 to 4 weeks. tonight i have had bad lower back pain also heavy period like pains in the lower part of my tummy. have taken paracetamol but not working. tried warm bath, no luck there either. could this be slow labour?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Your symptoms suggest that you are into pre-labor. The pains suggest that the baby could have descended further. You should contact your obstetrician and get admitted for observation in an institute with good pre-term baby care facilities. Meanwhile, take rest in left lateral position, observe movements of the baby and watch out for any bleeding, spotting or leak of the membranes. Take plenty of fluids and avoid solid diet. Hope your query is answered. Wish you safe motherhood.
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