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I`ve been feeling a lot of pain in my vagina and lower stomach

Hi Alex, I`m 38 years old and I am nearly 8 months pregnant. I do have two other children who are now teenages but I don`t recall feeling so sore below, I`ve been feeling a lot of pain in my virgina and lower stomach. Sometimes I get cramps just above my belly button. I`ve been getting these pains every day over a 2 week period. Some times the pain is that bad I have to lay down, or take a long bath to relieve the pain. I also get lower back pain. I`ve told the doctor I see at the hospital and he said its normal. I have concern that it is the start of labour but I`m not sure. One more thing, both of my other children were C section.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Sometimes when you are a bit older and pregnant you can feel a bit more tired and have a few more aches and pains. From what you have described the cramps are not unusual. You can also use panadol to ease discomfort. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 08 Jul 2009