im 23 weeks with twins . i have been having bad sharp pains and pratice contrations alot the last couple of days .. the contractons have gotten so bad i can barly move sometimes ther right after another ... the pains r mostly when i move even slightly.. ive had some bad problems in the beging opf the pregency with bleeding and i was but on bed rest and cant work anymore ... i cant get ahole of my docter and odnt know what to do i cant go to the er they leave my in the waiting room for up to 8 hours then tell me im fine without doing much .. ive been so uncomfortable and feel my life has stoped and im so behind on everything i dont know what to do
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replied November 25th, 2010
Welcome to the forum and I am glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the increased Braxton Hicks contractions and whether these pains are a sign of labor. So definitely if you contractions are coming at regular intervals, increased in frequency and intensity and there is no relief of pain even after changing the position of the body, then chances of an early labor are near. There are some signs of labor which present when labor starts.

First of all, there may be lightening or when your baby’s head drops down into the pelvic region. You may find it easier to breathe or you may sense heaviness in your lower abdomen. The other symptoms are increased contractions (come at regular intervals, do not decrease with change in posture and last about 30-70 seconds) and sometimes a bloody show due to passing of the cervical mucus plug.

I would suggest you to contact your gynecologist immediately and get a pelvic examination done to clear the status of the cervix (dilatation and effacement) and the position of the head. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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