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i am just about 34 weeks pregnant with my second child i have been having bad pains in my stomach for 2 days along with some contractions it feels worse when i sit or stand. i am also having more pressure. i am trying to find out if i should go to the hospital?

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replied September 1st, 2010
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A15856

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the abdominal cramps that you are having in your last trimester of pregnancy. I suggest you to get it evaluated from a gynecologist. There are some other signs of labor also which you need to keep an eye on.

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.

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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