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contractions at 37 weeks army wifey [team blue] Dundalk, Maryland 40 posts
27th Mar '09

so i turned 37 weeks today :) all last night until this morning i was having bad back pains and cramping and every now and then having sharp pain in my vagina (sorry no other way to describe it) well i called my mom and said i should start timing them. so as soon as i go to they STOP!!! like completely. but then about 2 hours later i started having cramps again and called the doctor. all she said was when they start back up time them and once they are 5 minutes apart for more than 2 hours come into the hospital. she also said to be on alert for my water breaking and other labor signs.



my question is, is this normal? and with me still having 3 weeks until my due date? and i know even though i had contractions doesn't mean i'll go tonight or anything and that i still could go until my due date but how many of you ladies had this happen to you and when did you have your baby?



thanks :)

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
27th Mar '09

i had to go to the hospital for early labor at 35, almost 36 weeks. contractions were horrible. but they monitored me, and sent me home. i was back a few times before my due date. turns out, harlee just wanted a little fun. she didnt come until 4 days AFTER my due date! little stinker...

Yesenia ♥ 1 child; Beverly Hills, California 31967 posts
27th Mar '09

I delivered at exactly 37 weeks

~Proud Mommy to 2 boys~ TTC since Jun 2011; 66 kids; Palm Coast, Florida 5861 posts
27th Mar '09

I am almost 35 weeks, and I am having the same thing as you... I am pretty sure its normal.. I have about 5-6 real contractions a day but they are S000 spread out that they dont count!! LOL...
Just keep and eye on them...
MY baby is measuring two weeks early... So my doctor thinks I might deliver in the middle of April...

army wifey [team blue] Dundalk, Maryland 40 posts
27th Mar '09
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♥myfunnyguys♥ 3 kids; Nebraska 20448 posts
27th Mar '09
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Kayla[[Miles Mommy]] Due October 29 (girl); 1 child; Fayetteville, 459 posts
27th Mar '09

its normal .. it happend to me, ive been in and out of labor and delivery, my contractions even got to be 1-2 minutes apart and i was screaming it was so bad.. and then just as fast as they came they left..
it gets annoying after a while =/

Mrs. Buratti 2 kids; Florida 1096 posts
27th Mar '09

With my daughter, my water broke when I was 37 weeks 1 day... but I didnt have any signs of going into labor prior to that except losing my mucus plug a week before... good luck, youre full term anyways, so your baby will be here soon!!

♥Briea♥ 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 4524 posts
27th Mar '09

I had my son at 36 weeks. No false alarms or anything... i got lucky, i started having contractions at 6am and they never stopped he was here at 212pm the same day by csection

army wifey [team blue] Dundalk, Maryland 40 posts
27th Mar '09
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Yesenia ♥ 1 child; Beverly Hills, California 31967 posts
27th Mar '09
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army wifey [team blue] Dundalk, Maryland 40 posts
27th Mar '09
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~Marvin+Emmalee's Mommy~ 2 kids; Nevada, Iowa 1335 posts
27th Mar '09
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BritniLynn 2 kids; Nebraska 9253 posts
27th Mar '09

Yeah I started having those too and unfortunately it doesn't MEAN you will have your baby soon. But, you never know!!! I started having BH which I was sure were real around 36 1/2 weeks and had my baby at 38 1/2 weeks. :) Good luck!!! You're almost there!

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48706 posts
status 27th Mar '09

If you want them to continue..walk, have sex and what not. But it could just continue to happen until later on in the pregnancy