About half an hour ago I started getting really lower back ache
It's constant though, it's not coming and going like contractions and so far it's only in my back, just near where my tailbone is. It had me bent over in the kitchen and I asked hubby to rub my back, which he was useless at! It's really uncomfy in every position, even sitting down.
If it is labour, how long before I'd know about it?
TBH I've been having a few braxton hicks twinges for the past couple of days, but this is quite sore. The only thing that is nice is when I rub my back a bit, I'm going to try some paracetamol, I don't havea birthing ball, maybe swaying to music?? I'll see if I can! I bet it goes away when I go to bed later!
I'm not really expecting it to be labour, my other two were very late and induced and I'd resigned myself to it being a c-section on tuesday. If this is natural labour, I'd love to be able to give it a go myself! With me being induced previously both times I have no idea how natural labour is meant to start or feel like. I'm constantly aware of this pain though!
Still no change, although I have done the odd few jobs around the house just in case this is the start of something!
Taken 2 paracetamol and am now sitting down to chill out and see what happens. I am soooo tired today though!
My mw told me if I started getting pains, have a bath and a couple of paracetamol....then she started laughing and said "because if it is labour, the paracetamol won't do anything"!!
I found this quite funny...obviously when it happens I won't be laughing!
I have been having back ache, really bad period like pains and pulling sensations for a couple of weeks now on and off - the longest they lasted was for about 16hrs then stopped. I really thought something was happening that time!
The pains could be your body getting ready - my mw said my pains sounded promising and that it was probably my body getting my cervix ready.
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