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low back pain at 28 weeks, sign of preterm labor? what to do Raychee Due January 9 (girl); Texas 173 posts
16th Oct '11

Im 28 weeks pregnant and i've been having low back pain, discomfort all day..Im still feeling the baby move like normally but its starting to worry me because everything i've read online says it can be a sign of preterm labor...Ive had occassional light cramping with it too but it doesn't linger...is this normal right now? Should i go to the ER? or tell my doctor? I have a check up thursday but i dont know if i want to wait that long if it continues...Ive also been treated for a yeast infection recently that doesn't seem to want to go away..

Mistie Chandler Due October 30 (boy); Washington 1107 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting Raychee:" Im 28 weeks pregnant and i've been having low back pain, discomfort all day..Im still feeling the baby ... [snip!] ... to wait that long if it continues...Ive also been treated for a yeast infection recently that doesn't seem to want to go away.."


I got lower back pain at 28 weeks and it has never went away.. We are 38 weeks..



Normal..

Ri-mans mommy Louisiana 1854 posts
16th Oct '11

when i went into labor (25 weeks) my whole lower body hurt, hips, back, legs, etc. the day before and then the next day i was bleeding.. i would go just to make sure everythings okay

Ande89 Due November 14 (boy); Miami, Florida 335 posts
16th Oct '11

Try getting on your hands and knees position, move your back up and down slowly with pauses in between for like 5 minutes and see if they baby will change position. If it gets any worse or really bother you just call your doctor...

user banned Virginia 25418 posts
16th Oct '11

If it's just back pain, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
If it continues and isn't relived with tylenol and a warm bath, you may want to call on Monday if you're still worried.
Lower back pain is common during pregnancy, especially in the 3rd trimester. If you're not having contractions or any other signs, there is not much need for an ER visit.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 18600 posts
16th Oct '11

Honestly yes at 28 weeks it is normal, HOWEVER that being said, it is NEVER a bad idea to go to L&D just to be on the safe side, While it can be normal, it can also be a sign of preterm labor and if its making you that uncomfortable and worried, atleast going to L&D will ease your mind so that you dont stress about it.

*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
16th Oct '11

If it doesn't go away or is bothering you so much that you can concentrate or anything else, I would go and get checked out.
Both times I had bad lower back pain, it didn't turn out good. The 1st time I had extreme back pain and couldn't do anything but lay on the couch. I didn't go to the hospital because every other time I went they told me everything was normal and to hush up and take some tylenol. I ended up having a placental abruption. I found out because I started hemorrhaging that evening. It was really bad back pain though. I also didn't feel my daughter moving, but I wasn't paying attention because of the pain.
The 2nd time, it wasn't as bad of pain, but still enough to keep me from sleeping. I decided to go to the hospital because of what happened the first time I had lower back pain it was bad. I did end up being in labor. I was 2cm dilated when I got to the hospital. The pain could have also been because I had a kidney stone. (Women who are pregnant have an increased chance of having kidney stones.) I was unlucky and the kidney stone ended up trapping an ecoli infection in my body and I became septic and had to deliver my baby.
I am not trying to scare you and I just have bad luck and I doubt any of these things are your problem, but I thought I would mention them just in case your back pain is bad. Back pain is also a very common symptom of being pregnant, so it is hard to know what is normal and what isn't sometimes. Low back pain can be a sign of several different things as well. If you had the type of back pain indicating that something is wrong, you probably wouldn't need to ask about it on here. I do know of several girls that didn't even know they were in labor though, so you never know.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
16th Oct '11

I don't understand? Back pain is common in pregnancy unless you can't even move (literally) And at 28 weeks the baby is getting bigger. My back has hurt basically my entire pregnancy.

*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting Ashley; Kenley's Mommy!:" I don't understand? Back pain is common in pregnancy unless you can't even move (literally) And at 28 weeks the baby is getting bigger. My back has hurt basically my entire pregnancy."


I could move when I had back pain that turned out to be something bad. Especially with my youngest son. It took me forever to decide if it was normal back pain or if it was something to worry about. The only reason why I went in was because I had a bad experience with back pain with my first, and it turned out to be a good thing I went in or my son may have passed away. I was even throwing snow balls with my in laws hours before I went into the hospital. I was up and doing all kinds of things.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 18600 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting Ashley; Kenley's Mommy!:" I don't understand? Back pain is common in pregnancy unless you can't even move (literally) And at 28 weeks the baby is getting bigger. My back has hurt basically my entire pregnancy."


Back pain is common in pregnancy yes, but if you are someone who suffers from back labor you can have back pain that is tolerable and so any pain in pregnancy that causes you to think it may be somethign more should never be ignored, not everyone has intolerable pain to clue them into that something may be wrong, it could just be very uncomfortable or different from what they have felt before.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting -Christy-:" I could move when I had back pain that turned out to be something bad. Especially with my youngest son. ... [snip!] ... I was even throwing snow balls with my in laws hours before I went into the hospital. I was up and doing all kinds of things."



Well I know it can be bad, but I guess its kind of hard to decide when its too bad that something could be wrong. I did have bad back pain one day and went in and had one contraction but nothing else was wrong, and they said it was orrmal.

*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting Ashley; Kenley's Mommy!:" Well I know it can be bad, but I guess its kind of hard to decide when its too bad that something ... [snip!] ... I did have bad back pain one day and went in and had one contraction but nothing else was wrong, and they said it was orrmal."


Yea, it is hard to know what is normal and what isn't a lot of the times since back pain is so common in pregnancy. It is worth it to get it checked out even if nothing is wrong though. You can never be too safe when you are pregnant. Like I said, I would have never have known to go in with my son if it wouldn't have been for my first horrible experience. It just felt like normal back pain, but it was bugging me to the point I couldn't sleep (which can also be normal), so I just decided to go get check just in case. It was in the middle of a snow storm too. We could barely get to the hospital in my in laws 4x4 since they live in the country up a huge hill and their driveway is a steep hill downward. My husband probably would have been upset that I woke him up to drive me in that if there wouldn't have been any problems. lol I would have told him to shut his trap hole anyways though.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting -Christy-:" Yea, it is hard to know what is normal and what isn't a lot of the times since back pain is so common ... [snip!] ... to drive me in that if there wouldn't have been any problems. lol I would have told him to shut his trap hole anyways though."

Wow, that's really scary. Especially since you said it was like normal back pain but constant. You could have never known. :O

*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting Ashley; Kenley's Mommy!:" Wow, that's really scary. Especially since you said it was like normal back pain but constant. You could have never known. :O"


Yea, I know. I was already 2 cm dilated when I got there too. I also had a 105 fever and had no clue! I don't know how I missed that one! I am so thankful I went in though. That is why I always tell my story, because it is better to be safe than sorry. Although if every girl I told my story went in, most of the time, it would probably be normal back pain. I seem to have the craziest off the wall things happen to me. :evil:

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting -Christy-:" Yea, I know. I was already 2 cm dilated when I got there too. I also had a 105 fever and had no clue! ... [snip!] ... most of the time, it would probably be normal back pain. I seem to have the craziest off the wall things happen to me. :evil:"


Haha awhh...yeah its scary that something so normal could be more.