Why Does The Stomach Feel Tight To The Waist Every 2-20 Minutes At 37 Weeks Of Pregnancy?
I was 37 weeks pregnant, just now I felt my stomach tight to the waist with a duration of 2 minutes every 20 minutes. why is that? Is the contraction fake? Isn’t it dangerous?
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False contractions or can also be referred to as Braxton-Hicks contraction is a phenomenon that can occur since the second trimester of pregnancy or since the womb is around 16 weeks, but generally it often occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy.
False contractions are distinguished from the original contractions by taking into account the quality of the contractions, the intensity of the contractions and the frequency of contractions. False contractions generally occur suddenly, not more often from time to time, the intensity is not getting harder, and occur irregularly (disappear-arise does not follow a certain pattern). The original contractions can be felt increasingly harder, initially the uterus tends to limp, the longer it feels harder until such a very dense object, the intensity of pain also increases the harder the uterine contractions, contractions can occur 30-70 seconds and will not improve with changes in position (keep following the contraction pattern that is getting harder and harder), besides that the original contraction has a regular interval, with the distance between contractions getting narrower.
If the original suspicion of suspicion does occur, rupture of the membranes early, it is advisable to go to the nearest health facility for examination and treatment according to your condition. If you feel contractions that continue to bother you, it is advisable to visit an obstetrician to be examined and managed according to your condition. Avoid activities that are too heavy, control pregnancy on schedule, avoid taking medication alone without doctor's instructions.
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