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Am I in labor? 36 weeks and 3 days with preeclampsia.

I am 36 weeks and 3 days with preeclampsia. I have been experiencing serverve tightness in my lower abdomen and pain in my lower back every 10-15 min for the past 3 hours. I have been laying down for the past 2 hours to see if they would stop, but they have not. They also have not been getting any worse yet either. I also feel like my hips are being pulled apart. Am I in labor?
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replied February 26th, 2018
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Yes, you are likely in labor and since you also suffer from pre-eclampsia, please IMMEDIATELY consult your Obs and Gyn. Often the labor is slowed down and you and baby may need very close monitoring for a safe delivery.

Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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