38 weeks and sharp low back pain

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Registered: 12-25-2006
38 weeks and sharp low back pain
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Tue, 07-31-2007 - 2:00pm
I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have very sharp low back pains that come and go out of no where. They are bad enough that I cannot walk or even stand up straight. I have little or no painful contractions. Is this early labor? Or even the prelude of labor? Thank you so much.
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Registered: 04-01-2003
Wed, 08-01-2007 - 11:33am

Welcome to the board pregosss.

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Registered: 08-02-2007
Thu, 08-02-2007 - 10:35pm
You could be starting labor, at this stage in pregnancy you could never be too careful. Time the pain, if it seems like a pattern you want to head over to the Doctor. You may also want to give your Doc a call and se what he/she says. Most likely it is the baby moving its way down in preperation for his/her big day.Use a heating pad on low, lay down, and elevate your feet!