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possibly labor? willow8 Portland, Oregon 265 posts
5th Apr '13

My stomach tightens and when it does i get pressure in my butt and lower back but it doesnt hurt, possibly labor?

Big D! Due October 7 (boy); 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
5th Apr '13

Sounds like Braxton Hicks

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16502 posts
status 5th Apr '13

Possibly a contraction but no way to know if it's labor tet

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting willow8:" My stomach tightens and when it does i get pressure in my butt and lower back but it doesnt hurt, possibly labor?"


when the pain is too much to talk or type through... and it starts and stops every 3-5 minutes for at LEAST 2 hours COCNSISTENTLY, each one lasting 60-90 seconds, that's when tis' time to START thinking about going to L&D. (as long as you're past 36 weeks, I didn't check)

willow8 Portland, Oregon 265 posts
5th Apr '13

Im 5 days overdue

meℓissa♡ TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; ., CA, United States 18327 posts
status 5th Apr '13

Sounds like braxton hicks.

Natalie S. Due June 14 (boy); 3 kids; Orange, Virginia 3 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting willow8:" Im 5 days overdue"


That's the pain I had before I went to L&D. Cant you just get induced at this point? Being that you're 5 days overdue.
Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting snglemama:" when the pain is too much to talk or type through... and it starts and stops every 3-5 minutes for at ... [snip!] ... seconds, that's when tis' time to START thinking about going to L&D. (as long as you're past 36 weeks, I didn't check)"


!!! So true...I never realized how true that statement was until I was in active labor, and it fucking hurts!!!! Like she said when the pain is too much to talk through that is probably a big sign of it. I was screaming my lungs out and couldn't even move during my contractions they were so horrible. So that is a good sign of something happening!!

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting willow8:" My stomach tightens and when it does i get pressure in my butt and lower back but it doesnt hurt, possibly labor?"


Labour is just like BH but way worse! You'll know when you're in labour! I'm contracting now and it's horrible but bearable for now :) x

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting willow8:" Im 5 days overdue"

But I had this feeling all day yesterday and started contracting early this morning x