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The symptoms could be due to the growing uterus pressing on important structures in upper abdomen. The symptoms should subside within next 2 weeks time. If the symptoms are recurrent or becoming worse, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist/midwife for thorough evaluation to look for the underlying cause and also to confirm fetal wellbeing. Overactivity of uterus should be ruled out, and if present, should be controlled with uterine relaxants to help you carry pregnancy to term smoothly (preventing chances of early/premature labor). Watch out for danger signs like bleeding/spotting, water leak, increasing intensity of abdominal cramps or back pain, absence or reduced fetal movements. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist/midwife and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
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