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Call in or wait it out? WWYD? KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
28th Feb '13

This is my third pregnancy.
I'm 32 weeks.
So far it's been a pretty "normal" pregnancy.
I've been in once at..19 weeks i believe, for monitoring and everything was fine.



Last night i started having more painful BH contractions,
but i kinda shrugged it off.
This morning they were more frequent & continued to be painful, accompanied by period-like cramping and back pain.



I'd have this every time i got up or laid/sat down.
I again just assumed it's one of those 'third trimester/third pregnancy' things.
Well now all evening into the night the BH's don't seem to be letting up, the period-like cramping is constant along with the back pain.



I don't want to call in because i'm 95% sure it's most likely nothing
I don't want to figure out how to go in and be monitored with the kids going to bed & have it be nothing.
I know BH is normal, and all- but at the same time, what's up with the constant period-cramping/back pain?



Advice?

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
28th Feb '13

Try timing it.



Drink.water..lay down..see if they go away/cramping too..if not.id.head in.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" This is my third pregnancy. I'm 32 weeks. So far it's been a pretty "normal" pregnancy. I've been ... [snip!] ... nothing. I know BH is normal, and all- but at the same time, what's up with the constant period-cramping/back pain? Advice?"</blockquote>




Are you dehydrated?

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" This is my third pregnancy. I'm 32 weeks. So far ... [snip!] ... at the same time, what's up with the constant period-cramping/back pain? Advice?"</blockquote> Are you dehydrated?"


I don't see how i could be. Water is the only thing i drink and i drink it all day.
I know that can cause it though.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting i made a vagina.:" Try timing it. Drink.water..lay down..see if they go away/cramping too..if not.id.head in."


Timing it is one thing i haven't done. I'll do that.
I laid down earlier and it didn't seem to change much.
But then i had to be up 'n about for Carter's scout thing tonight 'n it was just...horrible there.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" Timing it is one thing i haven't done. I'll do that. I laid down earlier and it didn't seem to change ... [snip!] ... seem to change much. But then i had to be up 'n about for Carter's scout thing tonight 'n it was just...horrible there. "</blockquote>




Yeah..drink like 4 glasses of water over the span of an hour and just veg out..see if it helps. If not, id just go in..better safe than sorry!

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" I don't see how i could be. Water is the only thing i drink and i drink it all day. I know that can cause it though. "</blockquote>




Drinking water is great but if your electrolytes are off you are dehydrated.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
28th Feb '13

I'd definently try and time them and see. That sounds like my second labor.

desert☮rain 1 child; Phoenix, Arizona 7674 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting KNZ.:" Timing it is one thing i haven't done. I'll do that. I laid down earlier and it didn't seem to change ... [snip!] ... seem to change much. But then i had to be up 'n about for Carter's scout thing tonight 'n it was just...horrible there. "

I have only had the one pregnancy and I only had BH sometimes once in the morning and every time after I orgasmed (hehe). So I didn't realize that they could come a lot like contractions. Do you normally have back pain? Have you had pre-term labor before? Personally, I would go in.... it does sound like a pre-term since you have contractions, back pain and cramping, but.. like I said, I don't know for sure.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" I don't see how i could be. Water is the only thing ... [snip!] ... that can cause it though. "</blockquote> Drinking water is great but if your electrolytes are off you are dehydrated."


Would like, gatorade or something help? Dude has those cos of hockey, should i drink one?

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" I'd definently try and time them and see. That sounds like my second labor."


yeah it worries me cos i had pre-term labor with my first. but that was 8 years ago and i've had a "normal" pregnancy since.

desert☮rain 1 child; Phoenix, Arizona 7674 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting KNZ.:" Would like, gatorade or something help? Dude has those cos of hockey, should i drink one? "

It wouldn't hurt. Research has shown that drinking Gatorade if you don't need it does absolutely nothing, so, why not? :)

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 120215 posts
status 28th Feb '13

How long have they been going on? My OB recommended going in or at least calling if BH lasted more than 1 hour or if you had more than 10 an hour.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting desert☮rain:" I have only had the one pregnancy and I only had BH sometimes once in the morning and every time after ... [snip!] ... it does sound like a pre-term since you have contractions, back pain and cramping, but.. like I said, I don't know for sure. "


I had preterm labor 8 years ago with carter,
But Clara's pregnancy was normal, no concerns.



I never have back pain and that's why i went in to be monitored a couple months ago.
I keep wanting it to wait it out 'n see if i'm good by the morning,
i did that last time- and ended up being in labor- ha, BUT that was at 37 weeks.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" How long have they been going on? My OB recommended going in or at least calling if BH lasted more than 1 hour or if you had more than 10 an hour."


i don't know how many i've had an hour, but they've been coming frequently since last night.
The BH don't really concern me as much as the period-like cramping + back pain :(