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11 Nov 2004

37 weeks pregnant - period like pains
Hi

I am experiancing quite strong irregular period like pains including some bad leg cramps with it 4 to 5 times a day, sometimes getting so uncomfortable that I get into a warm bath. Is this an indictation that labour is near or is it just still my ligaments getting ready.

My scan says I'm 37 weeks but my blood tests indicate that I am 38 weeks - which is more accurate. I cannot rely on my LMP as it was too erratic at that stage.

thx
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GynaeDoc
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01 Jan 0001

These irregular contractions can go on for a week or two before labour starts. If you had an early scan, this would be more accurate but there is still a margin of error of 3-7 days.

Best wishes
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