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Contractions? A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7225 posts
status 26th Apr '13

You'd think after going through it before, I'd know what the heck everything felt like! But I was super uncomfortable all night and lost a huge chunk of plug this morning. I know that's not indicative of anything. But today he's super low and I've been really crampy. I can't tell if I'm feeling contractions or just him pushing down. I feel it under my belly button and around into my back. Could that still just be him moving?

mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
26th Apr '13

I had back labor with my first and it felt like period cramps and a back ache, it wasn't the normal tightening contractions that everyone talks about.

Summer Sunshine Due May 15 (girl); Japan 36 posts
26th Apr '13

Same with me minus the plug. Unfortunately I'm a first time mom, so -watching-. :)

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7225 posts
status 26th Apr '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" I had back labor with my first and it felt like period cramps and a back ache, it wasn't the normal tightening contractions that everyone talks about."


I've heard how awful back labor is. I pray I don't have that with this one!
When I feel my belly during it, it feels tight but not super tight. Just not soft. With my first, I had some period type cramps but they didn't really hurt and I wasn't really sure how to time them. I never would have known I was going into labor if my water didn't break. I told SO last night that I wish there was a siren that went off saying "It's time, it's time" over and over lol.

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
26th Apr '13

I'm having the same problem! lol With my first my water broke, so we went to the hospital. I think I lost my plug about two days ago & ever since then I've been having period like cramps that come & go. I'm totally confused!

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7225 posts
status 26th Apr '13
Quoting Summer Sunshine:" Same with me minus the plug. Unfortunately I'm a first time mom, so -watching-. :)"


And we're due the same day :) I feel like a first time mom again lol. I've tried comparing things to my last pregnancy but nothing is the same. I'm scheduled for an induction in 2 weeks though.

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7225 posts
status 26th Apr '13
Quoting Cheℓs+2♥:" I'm having the same problem! lol With my first my water broke, so we went to the hospital. I think I ... [snip!] ... my plug about two days ago & ever since then I've been having period like cramps that come & go. I'm totally confused!"


I'm glad I'm not the only one!! Haha. Again, a blaring siren would be totally helpful

mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Audra's mommy:" I've heard how awful back labor is. I pray I don't have that with this one! When I feel my belly during ... [snip!] ... didn't break. I told SO last night that I wish there was a siren that went off saying "It's time, it's time" over and over lol."


I didn't know I was in labor for about 6hrs because of the back labor. It is really painful but thankfully it takes a while to build up to unbearable. My stomach didn't get tight from the contractions and it kinda felt like I needed to poo but couldn't. Like a mix of period cramps and really needed to take a poo.

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Audra's mommy:" I'm glad I'm not the only one!! Haha. Again, a blaring siren would be totally helpful"

That's how I feel! lol My doctor said any day now...so we all know what that means. lol She did say she thinks he's coming early because he's so low & my daughter was born at 38wks. I seriously feel like I'm about to start my period. lol

Summer Sunshine Due May 15 (girl); Japan 36 posts
26th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Audra's mommy:</b>" And we're due the same day :) I feel like a first time mom again lol. I've tried comparing things to my last pregnancy but nothing is the same. I'm scheduled for an induction in 2 weeks though."</blockquote>



How awesome :)
Lol I would be doing the same thing!
I hope your little boy comes healthy and on his own.

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7225 posts
status 26th Apr '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" I didn't know I was in labor for about 6hrs because of the back labor. It is really painful but thankfully ... [snip!] ... contractions and it kinda felt like I needed to poo but couldn't. Like a mix of period cramps and really needed to take a poo."


I've been feeling the poo feeling for awhile now on and off but he likes to go up and down. Some days he's lower than others. The last 2 days he's so low my pelvis feels like it wants to crack though!

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7225 posts
status 26th Apr '13
Quoting Cheℓs+2♥:" That's how I feel! lol My doctor said any day now...so we all know what that means. lol She did say she ... [snip!] ... coming early because he's so low & my daughter was born at 38wks. I seriously feel like I'm about to start my period. lol"


My daughter was only 5 days early so that's the only reason I wonder if what I'm feeling are really contractions!

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7225 posts
status 26th Apr '13
Quoting Summer Sunshine:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Audra's mommy:</b>" And we're due the same day :) I feel like ... [snip!] ... How awesome :) Lol I would be doing the same thing! I hope your little boy comes healthy and on his own."


Thank you! Me too lol I'm terrified of being induced. I'm on blood thinners because of clots I had in the past so if I were to go into labor before they're out of my system, I can't get the epi if I decide I need it. I hope your little girl does as well :)

Summer Sunshine Due May 15 (girl); Japan 36 posts
26th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Audra's mommy:</b>" Thank you! Me too lol I'm terrified of being induced. I'm on blood thinners because of clots I had in ... [snip!] ... into labor before they're out of my system, I can't get the epi if I decide I need it. I hope your little girl does as well :)"</blockquote>




Induction scares me too. But at the end of the day it's about momma and baby being okay. :)
Thank you! Me too.

Carter's ' Mommy Due May 14; 1 child; Phoenix, Arizona 12 posts
26th Apr '13

I am right there with both you. I could really use a siren right about now too. My first was an emergency c-section so I never experienced labor. No idea what is going on half the time. I need someone to tell me yes your in labor and go to the hospital. I don't know if I am having actual contractions, braxton hicks, or just normal pregnancy stuff. I have the same pains in my back and feel like im going to start my period any minute now and then the occasional run to the bathroom cause I feel like im going to s#*t myself but then nothing happens. No idea!!