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How can I tell the difference between baby movement and contractions?

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08/20/14

In the third trimester the baby is quickly running out of room and sometimes when they move it can be quite painful. Sometimes I found it hard to tell if the pain and tightness was a contraction or just fetal movement. Usually if I sat down and focus on what I was feeling I could tell the difference. With a contraction the tightness was in my entire belly and the pain was in my lower back. With the fetal movement the pain and tightness was usually in one area only.

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