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Should I call, or does this sound normal? oooh Mama! 1 child; Michigan 231 posts
19th Jul '13

I am 37 weeks and about 15 minutes ago I started getting a very uncomftorable back pain from the middle of my back and down, followed by period like cramping right after, and now I feel like I am going to have diareah (sorry tmi) the back pain is still there and the cramping is there as well but it kinda tappers off but doesn't go away completely. What do you guys think? normal for the end of pregnancy?

☮Hippie Jesus☮ 2 kids; West Virginia 10560 posts
19th Jul '13

Time it. Might be contractions.

Sunkissed. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GC, IL, United States 4578 posts
19th Jul '13

Honestly, that's how I felt when labor started... I personally would call my OB just to check with her/him.

☆ Erica 1 child; Flat Rock, Michigan 1439 posts
19th Jul '13
Quoting ☮Hippie Jesus☮:" Time it. Might be contractions."


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little dugans' mommy ❤ 2 kids; Harmony, NJ, United States 2344 posts
status 19th Jul '13
Quoting ☮Hippie Jesus☮:" Time it. Might be contractions."


This!

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
19th Jul '13
Quoting ☮Hippie Jesus☮:" Time it. Might be contractions."


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Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
19th Jul '13

Sounds like possibly the start of labor, at 37wks theres no need to call your dr just drink water, relax and time them. It could also be the baby sitting on a nerve.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6830 posts
19th Jul '13

Sounds like contractions to me too. Contractions don't guarantee labor though. You might get lucky, but more often than not, it will start and stop a couple of times before the real deal. Think of it like a labor warm up.

oooh Mama! 1 child; Michigan 231 posts
19th Jul '13

Thank you everyone for the replies! tmi I ended up going to the bathroom and the cramping has stopped as of right now, but my back is still bothering me. So I am going to drink my water and watch myself. I have been having a lot of Braxton hicks for the past few weeks now so I feel like I wouldn't know if I was contracting or not anyways. lol. I never had contractions with my first until I was in the hospital having her.

Sam's Mummy Due August 23; 1 child; Seattle, Washington 535 posts
19th Jul '13
Quoting oooh Mama!:" I am 37 weeks and about 15 minutes ago I started getting a very uncomftorable back pain from the middle ... [snip!] ... there as well but it kinda tappers off but doesn't go away completely. What do you guys think? normal for the end of pregnancy?"

I had really bad back pain about 12 hours prior to my water breaking with my first. Good luck!

oooh Mama! 1 child; Michigan 231 posts
19th Jul '13


Quoting Sam's Mummy:" I had really bad back pain about 12 hours prior to my water breaking with my first. Good luck!"




Ah that makes me nervous! lol thank you!