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Tonight I have had a few really painful period-like pains and been sick twice

I am currently 38 weeks pregnant, i have been getting some bad period like pains the last few days on and off (i seen my midwife on Friday and she said this could be the very beginning of early labour, only way to tell would be to do an internal but she didnt want to incase it started things). And tonight i have had a few really painful period like pains and been sick twice. I am wondering if you have any ideas what could be going on? I feel horrible!! =-(

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Your midwife is right. It is probably pre labour and this can go on for a couple of days before labour actually kicks in. Try to get some rest and also do some regular exercise, such as a swim or a long walk as this helps your body relax. Eat some small regular snacks to give your body energy and drink plenty of water. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 01 Apr 2009