What are common problems that may occur during week 22 of pregnancy?

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Week 22 is when many women begin to worry about premature birth, which can start to happen around this time in a pregnancy. False, painless contractions called Braxton Hicks contractions may scare some women into thinking that they are going into early labor. These contractions are nothing to worry about unless they become increasingly severe, painful, or very frequent, in which case, you should contact your doctor.

Other signs of premature labor include having unusual vaginal discharge, feeling pressure on your pelvis, or having pain or cramping on your lower back or abdomen. These sensations may be normal, but contact your doctor if these symptoms persist.

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