Cramping At 38 Weeks

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Anna - March 16

I've been having serious cramps since 1am every 5 minutes. I went to the doctor and she said that my cervix was closed and needed to wait until later today. Could this be a sign of labor?


Stacey - March 27

I've been cramping for three weeks and nothing is happening so I wouldn't get too excited. My doctor said its just my uterus preparing for the real thing.


DrJen - March 27

It could be...but it could also be Braxton Hicks contraction. Welcome them...they are like stretching your muscles before you run a marathon. I had contractions every 5-10 minutes for over 24 hours and then I went to my chiropractor, got one adjustment and did have one more contraction for 3 weeks - when my water broke at week 40.


nichole - April 13

I have been getting cramps and pressure pains in my pelvis for about 2 weeks now. It comes and it goes, but generally it is in the evening. My doctor seems to think this is Braxton hicks. I never had these pains with either of other two children so this one is new to me :) The only suggestion that i can really offer is you will know once the real thing begins!! If you think that it could be a sign of labor then make sure you get to the hospital. Better to be safe than sorry. Good Luck!!!


Armine - April 14

I am having cramps in my lower abdomen and have back pain, but I am not sure if it's real contraction or false alert. I am 38 weeks pregnant



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