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Pain, abd tightening 33w should I tell my mom? CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
22nd May '13

I was sleeping peacefully, then suddenly I wake up with back pains, that are radiating to the abs, baby was trashing around then stopped.
I moved to my side, no pain relief. I'm nauseated and every 8 mins so far my entire abd. tightens then releases.



My mom is about an hour away working night shift. I'm not sure if I should tell her what I'm feeling or wait it out?

Khristian McLemore Due July 26; Hartselle, Alabama 589 posts
22nd May '13

I thought I was in labor many times, I had timeable contractions that would last for about an hour ( I could even guess what time it was EXACTLY just by having a contraction) and then it would stop. And keep coming back! They hurt, but you know your in labor when you can't even stand! And when I say that, I mean you have to pull yourself out of the bed and use every ounce of strength you have to walk. If you can carry on a conversation, you're not in labor! Trust me, when labor hits you won't have to ask someone what they think. You'll be in so much pain that you'll be in your car headed to the hospital thinking, "I don't give a f**k if they say I'm in labor or not. I'm getting some f**king medicine tonight!"

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
22nd May '13

drink a bunch of water and wait it out

Khristian McLemore Due July 26; Hartselle, Alabama 589 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" drink a bunch of water and wait it out"


This too! Drinking 2 big glasses and lay down on your side. That should ease them or stop them.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Khristian McLemore:" I thought I was in labor many times, I had timeable contractions that would last for about an hour ( ... [snip!] ... to the hospital thinking, "I don't give a f**k if they say I'm in labor or not. I'm getting some f**king medicine tonight!""

This is not true at all. I know women who have not even known they were in labor until delivering their baby. My OB had one that came in saying that she was feeling a lot of pressure from baby and the OB said she went to check her and the baby was crowning and fixing to come out. This chick had no idea.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
22nd May '13

OP I would go in because if it is preterm labor that isn't something to be f**king around with.

CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
22nd May '13

If I could get up for some water I would.
I went ahead & texted her shed be my only ride anywhere.

SarahLG Due December 1; Clovis, New Mexico 40 posts
22nd May '13

Not always true some people have a high tolerance for pain. When I was in labor with my son the nurse was telling me there was no way I was in labor because I wasn't acting like it than she checked me and I was at a 7 she shut up quick.

Tara plus 2.5:) Due October 10; 34 kids; Missouri 2770 posts
22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nom Nom Nom:</b>" This is not true at all. I know women who have not even known they were in labor until delivering their ... [snip!] ... from baby and the OB said she went to check her and the baby was crowning and fixing to come out. This chick had no idea."</blockquote>



I know right. There was someone on here a couple weeks ago who had her baby and she almost didn't make it in time. I think when she got there she was at a 8 or 9. She didn't even know if she was in labor or not lol

Samantha Grice 18 kids; Sunshine Coast, Australia 240 posts
22nd May '13

You should go and get checked, i hope its a false alarm but if not i hope they can stop it for you GL mumma :)

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
22nd May '13

How are you doing OP?

kays`mumma Due December 2; 34 kids; Australia 441 posts
23rd May '13

With my 2nd daughter I was 5cm and casually sleeping through my contractions and not complaining the hospital were going to send me home they thought I wasn't in labor until they checked me and seen I was 5cm dialated...
If you can time your contractions even 10-15mins apart your in labor... I'd rather be safe than sorry especially cause your too early op!

CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
30th May '13

Sorry forgot to update. I waited until about 2pm the next day with all the same symptoms and went to l&d.
Turns out I was severely dehydrated (they were going to keep me with an iv) which is why I was having contractions but they did not cause me to go into preterm, did cause irritation and a uti.