Patient: I am 29 weeks pregnant. I’m having contractions that aren’t painful but very uncomfortable. When it happens I also get chest pain, short of breath, and nauseous. I also keep geING sharp pains in my stomach and shooting down my vagina. there is also a intense pressure in my pelvic area.
Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.Usually with progression of gestational age Braxton Hicks co ntractions can occur.These are infrequent, irregular, painless contractions, which will subside soon without need of treatment.Taking adequate water and fluids, avoiding retention of urine, rhythmic breathing, changing position, lying preferably in left lateral position etc can decrease Braxton Hicks contractions.If the pain persist even after these measures, better to consult your Doctor and get evaluated to rule out the possibility of preterm labor pains.Hope it helps.Take care.