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Low potassium, pregnancy...

I am 29 weeks pregnant, and after just seeing my last labwork from the ER (abdominal pain, 2 months ago), I realized my potassium is low - 3.0. Prior bloodwork was 3.3, so for some reason, I'm not holding on to my potassium.  No one in the ER mentioned this, but luckily I work in a cardiology practice, and a Dr there was able to retrieve my labs for me. I am getting further bloodwork done today to see if it has changed.
I am concerned about what this could potentially cause - could it cause pre-term labor? I already get awful muscle cramps, could this also cause my uterus to contract? When I spoke with my PCP, he said we need this under control prior to delivery (he didn't want the extra strain on my heart of low KCl)..
Could you tell me what to watch for? Or more info about this?
Thank you!!
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