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Contractions. Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
10th Aug

I've been periodically having them all day, but they've gotten more noticeable as the day has gone on.



The last hour I've counted 4, and had some before that as well. Should I go and get checked? I need to get checked here in town first, because my hospital is about an hour away.



I'm just about 38 weeks

lexi & #2's mumma Due January 9 (boy); 1 child; Perth, Australia 1165 posts
10th Aug

Are they consistent? Can you time them?

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32772 posts
10th Aug

I wouldn't go just yet. Drink some water, lay down and try to relax.



Real contractions might feel less intense in certain positions, but they will NOT go away, like Braxton Hicks.



Start timing them. If they start to come on a more consistent pattern, and they're that way for about an hour, then I'd say it might be the real thing.

Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
10th Aug
Quoting lexi & #2's mumma:" Are they consistent? Can you time them?"


I haven't tried just yet. I just ignored them to be honest. Then I started getting a weird tingly feeling and pressure in my lower back every time which got a little uncomfortable. That's when I started to notice them every time.

lexi & #2's mumma Due January 9 (boy); 1 child; Perth, Australia 1165 posts
10th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Max Power♥:</b>" I haven't tried just yet. I just ignored them to be honest. Then I started getting a weird tingly feeling ... [snip!] ... and pressure in my lower back every time which got a little uncomfortable. That's when I started to notice them every time."</blockquote>




Just wait a while see if you can time them, they usually will send you home if you go in too early. If they become unbearable or consistent go get checked could be early stages of labour.

Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
10th Aug

Is it possible to feel them more in your back than your belly? I'm noticing a lot more consistent discomfort in my back, but I'm not sure if that's a contraction or not.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
10th Aug
Quoting Max Power♥:" Is it possible to feel them more in your back than your belly? I'm noticing a lot more consistent discomfort in my back, but I'm not sure if that's a contraction or not."

Yeah, it's called back labor.
Personally, I wouldn't get checked. They won't tell you anything you won't know for sure yourself in a couple hours anyway, while risking introducing infection if you get a cervical exam. And if it is the beginning of labor, going in now could just disturb the whole process and slow things down (sometimes even stop it). You're better off at home relaxing as long as possible, generally speaking.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
10th Aug
Quoting Cat Abbott:" Yeah, it's called back labor. Personally, I wouldn't get checked. They won't tell you anything you won't ... [snip!] ... and slow things down (sometimes even stop it). You're better off at home relaxing as long as possible, generally speaking."

:!:

Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
10th Aug
Quoting Cat Abbott:" Yeah, it's called back labor. Personally, I wouldn't get checked. They won't tell you anything you won't ... [snip!] ... and slow things down (sometimes even stop it). You're better off at home relaxing as long as possible, generally speaking."


As much as I want to just sit home and labor as long as possible, I was advised to get checked ASAP because of the drive time to the hospital. I've been considered "high risk" this pregnancy due to DD's delivery, so I have to be monitored.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
10th Aug
Quoting Max Power♥:" As much as I want to just sit home and labor as long as possible, I was advised to get checked ASAP ... [snip!] ... drive time to the hospital. I've been considered "high risk" this pregnancy due to DD's delivery, so I have to be monitored."

Hmm then I guess you don't fall under "generally speaking" then, hey? I'd probably see if they're timeable and don't peter out over the next hour or so, then go in. Fifteen minutes apart is pretty early still, and are they consistently timed, or all over the place? I hope things go really well for you if this is it!

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
10th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Max Power♥:</b>" As much as I want to just sit home and labor as long as possible, I was advised to get checked ASAP ... [snip!] ... drive time to the hospital. I've been considered "high risk" this pregnancy due to DD's delivery, so I have to be monitored."</blockquote>




If go get checked. If its not then its not. Piece of mind for you

Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
10th Aug
Quoting Cat Abbott:" Hmm then I guess you don't fall under "generally speaking" then, hey? I'd probably see if they're timeable ... [snip!] ... pretty early still, and are they consistently timed, or all over the place? I hope things go really well for you if this is it!"


I've been having them for the last 2ish hours.Since I started timing them about an hour ago I started noticing them about every 5-6 minutes apart, all in my back, and they are getting really painful.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
10th Aug
Quoting Max Power♥:" I've been having them for the last 2ish hours.Since I started timing them about an hour ago I started noticing them about every 5-6 minutes apart, all in my back, and they are getting really painful."

Well better get going then! Your OP said four contractions in the last hour, not every 5-6 minutes. God bless you and your little one!

Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
10th Aug
Quoting Cat Abbott:" Well better get going then! Your OP said four contractions in the last hour, not every 5-6 minutes. God bless you and your little one!"


Yeah, that's what they were when I first started to notice. They've gotten close together and painful this last hour. SO is on his way home from work now, so hopefully he hurries.



I'm new to all of this going into labor stuff. lol I was induced and completely drugged to hell with DD.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
10th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Max Power♥:</b>" Yeah, that's what they were when I first started to notice. They've gotten close together and painful ... [snip!] ... hopefully he hurries. I'm new to all of this going into labor stuff. lol I was induced and completely drugged to hell with DD."</blockquote>



How r u going?