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How do you know when your having contractions?? Israel Alys Mommy Due December 28 (boy); Kansas City, Kansas 14 posts
12th Dec '11

Hey ladies, I'm currently 37 weeks this is my first child so i really dont know what contractions feel like? My mother says they feel like your having really bad cramping but i'm not to sure? I feel alot of pressure and feel's like my little man's head is going to push out of my blatter is that normal? I need some opinions can you ladies help me out!?!?!?!?

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6069 posts
12th Dec '11

With my first son I felt like I was having bad gas pains in my stomach, but but after a few seconds the pain would ease and then come back. My husband noticed that these "gas pains" happened every 7 minutes. :) When you get a pain that comes on a consistent basis, then it's likely contractions.

Israel Alys Mommy Due December 28 (boy); Kansas City, Kansas 14 posts
12th Dec '11

I kind of feel that way too, But like i said i not to sure how contractions feel? So if i feel this pain that im having every so often there contractions?

thompsonmommy26 Due January 3 (girl); Texas 71 posts
12th Dec '11
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" With my first son I felt like I was having bad gas pains in my stomach, but but after a few seconds the ... [snip!] ... "gas pains" happened every 7 minutes. :) When you get a pain that comes on a consistent basis, then it's likely contractions."



I felt the same pains for about 3 hours this morning, then they suddenly disapeared.... my stomach would tighten and get really hard when I felt them

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6069 posts
12th Dec '11
Quoting thompsonmommy26:" I felt the same pains for about 3 hours this morning, then they suddenly disapeared.... my stomach would tighten and get really hard when I felt them"

That sounds like a contraction, but I wouldn't go to the doctor until they were much closer together. I stayed at home until my contractions became 3 minutes apart, but I'm very close to the hospital, so I could wait a little longer.