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i just turned 31 weeks last dec 10, 2010. but since my 5th month of pregnancy, i have been experiencing these constant pains in my back, waist, navel, ribs and hips. but nothing, not even medications could ease the pains. i think i have been experiencing some contractions they are usually frequent.

are these normal? how will i know if there are complications based on the things i am experiencing? how will i know if i am about to give birth?

thank you!

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replied December 14th, 2010
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A17776
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The contractions and pains if associated with tightening of abdomen and uterus would indicate uterine action. You should consider getting them evaluated by your gynecologist/obstetrician at the earliest. Get started on uterine relaxant medications, these will help to ease out the symptoms and also help to carry on pregnancy until full term.
If these get stronger and increase in frequency (you get one episode every 10-15 minutes) then these are definite indication of your uterus acting. Do not delay your visit to obstetrician to help prevent early labor and premature delivery of baby. The internal examination done by your doctor will help to know if cervix is open or closed.
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