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Burning and Belly pain at 36 weeks

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I am 36 weeks pregnant and all day today have been suffering from sharp tugging pains in my belly, period like cramps in my back, and a burning sensation on the top of my belly almost like heartburn. What is this pain caused by? Could it be contractions?
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replied January 29th, 2011
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If the pains are associated with tightening of you tummy, then it could be contractions. Your body and uterus is getting ready for labor. Onset of labor and delivery after 37 completed weeks of gestation is considered to be fine. Visit your obstetrician at the earliest to look for the cause. Get started on appropriate measures to ensure smooth pregnancy until 40 weeks. Be at rest and do not do any heavy works.
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