35 Weeks Pregnant And A Tight Stomach, Is That A Fake Contraction?

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Hello, good evening Romantini.


Contractions are tightening of the uterus that usually occurs before delivery. But not all contractions are a sign that labor will occur, contractions can also occur even though labor will not occur, this is called false contractions (Braxton hicks). Although false contractions are not a sign that labor is imminent, false contractions can be a sign that the body is preparing or training to face labor.


Here are the differences between fake contractions and original contractions:

False contractions begin in the third trimester of pregnancy and can also occur in the second trimester. While the original contraction occurs after 37 weeks of gestation (if it occurs earlier, it is likely to give birth to premature babies)
fake contractions feel like mild abdominal cramps during menstruation, feel tight in the front of the abdomen or pelvis
false contractions do not produce an opening like the original contractions
pain in the original contractions will increase gradually (the longer the more painful), whereas in fake contractions the pain does not increase in intensity
False contractions usually occur around less than 30 seconds, while the original contractions last around 30-70 seconds
original contractions will occur more and more often


In women who are pregnant for the first time, the lower part of the fetus (usually the head) will generally begin to enter the upper door of the pelvis just before delivery, which is around 37 weeks' gestation. But in women who have been pregnant several times before, the lowest part of the fetus can enter the pelvis at 35 weeks' gestation. Thus you do not need to worry too much if at the age of 35 weeks of pregnancy the bottom of the fetus has not entered the pelvis, yes. You also do not need to worry too much because the habit of often sitting does not affect the fast-lambanta fetus into the pelvis. Factors that influence the entry of the fetus into the pelvis include:

fetal position, the transverse fetal position then the fetus is not palpated into the pelvis
size of the fetus and pelvis. The size of the fetus that is not proportional to the pelvis (Cephalo-Pelvic Disporpotion) or often referred to as a narrow pelvis, can cause the fetus not to fall into the pelvis
number of fetuses
placental position below can affect the fetus to enter the pelvis


Here are some tips for accelerating the lower part of the fetus to enter the pelvis:

take a pregnancy exercise class
walk every day for 20-30 minutes
Prostrate position at least twice a day for 10-15 minutes
squat standing movements by holding on to a strong object holding a weight of 5-8 counts, carried out routinely morning and evening

Given that you are now almost in labor, we recommend routine control to an obstetrician or midwife to monitor the progress of your pregnancy.

That's all, hopefully it helps

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