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Period like cramps? 39 weeks Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
22nd May '13

So ladies, I'm 39 weeks 3 days. I was dilated to a 1 almost a week ago , but I've not really had any contractions that have been noticed, and no leaking.



but all day today I have had these period like cramps. Really low on my uterus and pretty painful. Kind of all the way across from hip to hip and some lower back pain. Nothing that seemed like anything I could time or anything. I've also had a lot of pressure feeling in my pelvic floor for the past week.



I have an appointment in the morning. Think I should go on in tonight or just wait until my appointment? This is my third baby but I've ever had any kind of things like this going on lol.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
22nd May '13

I'd call your doc and see what he wants you to do.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
22nd May '13

Def wait until they're a little stronger to go in, but you may not make it to your apt. That's how my labor started. Do some squats and walking :)

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
22nd May '13

I'd wit . My labor started like this, super low cramps by wasn't getting full abdominal tightening like I would with BH. But I noticed I had loose stools and it kept happening and they were timetable. And we're intact contractions.but it was like 6 hours of that before I went in to get checked and I was 4cm and she said the head was pushing down in my cervix and it seemed Like I was in labor. And I was!

beandis 34 kids; sparta, wi, United States 6996 posts
22nd May '13

Thats what my contractions with my first felt like. Good luck!

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
22nd May '13

Thanks ladies! I've had my girls out playing today and I've been trying to clean and keep myself on my feet to see if the cramps go away or get worse or anything. Here's to hoping!

Younggrasshper Due August 30; 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 2093 posts
22nd May '13

I'd wait to see if they develop into contractions. With my first I had cramps for hours and they eventually turned into contractions after a few hours. I ended up delivering him approx 18 hours after the cramping started.

Tisa Cameron 18 kids; Douglasville, Georgia 464 posts
22nd May '13

my whole labor with my first felt that way. with this one when i went in labor and had to have it stopped was all high instead. but id wait until you could time them.

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
23rd May '13

Well ladies, a whole bunch of nothing came of that. lol Dilated to a 2 today at my appointment, got sent for an NST because of the crampiness, not a single contraction the whole time. haha. Back to the doctor on the 28th! Which is 2 days after my due date so hopefully we'll have a little more progress then!