Im 38 weeks and I have a doc appt tomorow morning but for an entiee week I've had horrifying pressure and lots of tightening but jo pain with the tightening. Baby has already dropped so I know its not that. I have 2 other children but never had this before. Any suggestions on what it could be.
Yeah. It's 6 lbs of baby sitting on your vagina. :wink:
Braxton Hicks, probably. Or baby balling up.
Is the tightening in your belly? Are you able to time it regularly if it is? Labor does not always start out painful.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:</b>" Is the tightening in your belly? Are you able to time it regularly if it is? Labor does not always start out painful."</blockquote>
If it's been a week she's probably not in labor. It's probably BH.
Quoting Mrs. Post-tato Head
I have the same thing. Midwife says it's normal BH and just pressure of the baby.
Well I dont think its BH cuz I've had those for about 3 weeks and its all in uterus. Baby doesnt like to be balled up. She is always stretched out 24/7. Every doc appointment she measured bigger than I should be and it was cuz she was stretvhed out. I lost my mucus plug about 2 weks ago. And was dilated to a 3 and 40% effaced last teusday. Im getting induced next Tuesday. Tomorrow is my last doc appt.
Good luck! My real labor contractions started out as just tightening and pressure but they were 2 minutes apart. Thankfully hubby talked me into going in. The contractions started at 11:45, I was checked into L&D and checked at 1 am and was almost 8 cm, and delivered my son at 1:31 am!!
That was the first contraction I had felt of my whole pregnancy. Never had BH.
Tightening has sort of stopped. Now its pain in my sides and painful pressure. I also noticed when I use the bathroom there is a cloudiness. When my water broke with my son it was cloudy. But I dont have any wetness in underwear. Baby has sslowed movement since about 645. Dull lower back pain not super intense. Im just not sure anymore. I went in so many times with my first daughter. Thinking my water broke. Never did. Suggestions on cloudy fluid??
Really have no idea cuz my water never broke at home. I do know you are supposed to lay down for a while with pad on and then stsnd up.and see if you leak...
I would keep an eye on it though. You can always make a trip in if you get too concerned.
I had a lot of pressure in my butt with my son. But the pressure came and went like the contractions.
<blockquote><b>Quoting lillie'smommy:</b>" Tightening has sort of stopped. Now its pain in my sides and painful pressure. I also noticed when I ... [snip!] ... sure anymore. I went in so many times with my first daughter. Thinking my water broke. Never did. Suggestions on cloudy fluid??"</blockquote>
Could be labor but could be an infection...either way call your ob/midwife