Hi, i have four days left and this is my first pregnancy since yesterday i have been getting period like pains they were coming and going at first some would be 5 mins apart others would be 20 mins later and some were worse than others, while i was getting the pains i felt my stomach tightening up the top and then loosening! the baby was also VERY active when this was happening! I then felt like was going to get sick. I was able to sleep ok last night and this morning the pains weren't as noticeable as yesterday but i think there still there just mild! just looking for advice on what might be going on as i really don't know what to be looking for!!!
Location: London/Hertfordshire (but just come back from living in Sydney)
I am getting that now although in my back as bubs is posterior. Rang delivery and lovely midwife explained it was pre labour where the cervix is beginning to thin but not active labour where you are dilating. Mine died down yesterday but is back again this evening. She said it can be pretty uncomfortable but not to get disheartened as it's all a very good thing. Drink plenty, take painkillers etc. She said to me that it should move to active labour at some point and I will know when it does as contractions regularise etc. Good luck. Hope it goes smoothly for you. Xx
I also had this from 4pm yesterday! Severe lower back pain/period pain moving from back to front a couple of times (baby is rop)...had a few braxton hicks around 4 mins apart then moved to around 20 mins then completely stopped!! Eventually fell asleep and woke up this morning feelin loads better than i did last nite!! Peardrop your post pretty much explains what i was feeling!
If the don't get longer, stronger and more frequent and occur the same length of time apart they sound like Braxton Hicks contractions. It's your uterus practising and warming up for the real thing. Baby moving a lot or when you've done too much can bring on little 'sessions' like this. Shouldn't be long now!
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