Contraction Question???

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  1. neonpolkadots

    neonpolkadots Army Wife & Mommy :)

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    I feel SO unprepared right now with my full term bumpy lol :dohh:

    I never had Braxton Hicks or anything so I have NO IDEA what a contraction feels like :blush:

    Can anyone help me out and explain what they feel like?
     
  2. trinaestella

    trinaestella Aliyah's mummy! <3

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    I hear so many stories about contractions, I often hear it feels like a really bad period but 1000000000 x worse :shrug:
    I had really bad BH the other day though and it was like this shooting pain/twinge and I seriously couldn't move for 5 minutes, I had to get my OH to get my phone for me so I can call my midwife and my mum.
    My mum says that when you get contractions though, you'll know about it..:flower:
    xx
     
  3. x.Mum2B.x

    x.Mum2B.x Mummy To Kyreece-Jayden<3

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    My m/w told me they feel like period pains but a lot stronger & also ur bump will tighten I've been expierencing BH & never even realised :dohh:
     
  4. neonpolkadots

    neonpolkadots Army Wife & Mommy :)

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    My mom says the same thing... "When you have a contraction, you'll know it.." lol So much for that! I still have no idea.:dohh:

    Thanks ladies!
     
  5. beanzz

    beanzz Mama to 2

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    I dunno what contractions are like but i sure know what braxtons feel like as i've been getting them a lot recently (hoping they stay braxton hicks for a long time :S) and my uterus gets all tight and hard and feels really uncomfortable.. So im guessing contractions are like that but SOOOO much more painful.. :shrug:
     
  6. 123Deirdre

    123Deirdre Well-Known Member

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    Contractions feel.......HORRIBLE! Lol
    Period pain but 1000000000 periods all at once!
    Gas helps alot!
     
  7. EffyKat

    EffyKat Mammy 2 a gorgeous prince

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    Contractions to me just felt like a shooting pain in my lower back, a bit of cramping round the front and a rock hard bump... If you're not lucky enough to have any pain relief at that point breathe slowly. Don't puff and pant, takes all your energy for when it comes to actually giving birth
     
  8. we can't wait

    we can't wait Mom of 4

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    You'll know when you're getting them.

    To me, they felt like period cramps at first, and then progressively get worse. If you put a hand on your belly, you'll feel your bump tighten and go hard during a contraction. I felt most of my pains low... down in my hip area. I didn't have high bump or back pain.

    You'll know. :flow:
     
  9. Leopard

    Leopard 2yrOld;3rdTriBoy

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    Hmmm...
    Imagine you avent been able to poo for days and your belly and back start to ache from the pressure, and this ache comes and goes and gets more painful.
    Also could be compared to gas pains.
     

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