39 Weeks Gestation Often Fake Contractions And A Tight Stomach But Not Yet Giving Birth?

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hello .. my pregnancy age is 39w 5d .. this week I often experience fake contractions … my stomach feels tight and like there is pressure down like that .. sometimes a day can be 5 times more. I am a bit worried that I often experience contractions and want 40w but it hasn’t been born yet … this is my second pregnancy … do I have an ultrasound because I checked with the midwife

1 Answer:

Hello Anisah,


Thank you for the question.

When the womb has entered the age of 9 months, indeed fake contractions will increasingly occur due to uterine strain that is getting more intense due to the growing size of the fetus. If the contractions do not intensify intensities, the frequency is not more frequent, the duration is not extended, and other signs of labor have not yet appeared, such as discharge of amniotic fluid or blood mucus from your birth canal, chances are these contractions are not part of labor contractions.


Provided that you are still disciplined to exercise regular control of your pregnancy, the doctor did not say there are disturbances in your pregnancy (for example, the condition of the fetus is worsening, the placenta is starting to calcify, or amniotic fluid is starting a little), you should not worry too much. Childbirth naturally occurs between 36 and 40 weeks of pregnancy. You can do the following suggestions so that labor can occur more smoothly and on time:

Work as usual, not too much silent
Perform pregnancy exercises and breathing exercises according to doctor's orders
Calm your mind, don't worry or fear excessively
Compress tight stomach with warm water, do not carelessly massage or excessive straining
Perform sexual intercourse with penetration and ejaculation in the vagina. Some experts believe this can induce labor naturally
Wear comfortable clothes
Keep eating and drinking enough and nutritious
Do not carelessly consume drugs or herbs to speed up labor without first consulting a doctor

If you do not feel the labor signs for the next 3 days, check with your doctor or obstetrician immediately so that the best treatment steps need to be taken, yes. Through a series of examinations, for example ultrasound, cardiotocography, or laboratory tests, often doctors can determine whether labor can still be waited for to occur naturally, or it is necessary to induce labor, such as by infusion of drugs or cesarean delivery.


Hope this helps ...

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