i am almost 37 weeks been having contractions for about 4 weeks now i dont know if this is contractions but my stomach gets real hard in a ball especially when i walk what is this?
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replied July 23rd, 2010
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At 37 weeks, baby is fully grown and ready to be born. At this time baby’s head will try to get ‘engaged’ in the pelvis, making the uterus to contract from time to time. When you walk, the pressure will be more (owing to gravity) leading to more contractions at that time. If the duration and intensity of the contractions increase, visit the maternity room and get a check done especially to see if baby is fine and not getting any problems due to the contractions.
Look out for other signs suggesting start of labor like back pain, spotting, watery vaginal discharge, rising intensity and duration of the pain/contraction.
Take care.

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