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did anyones contractions just feel like bad cramps?

im 36 weeks pregnant and the only pain i feel every now and then is just similar to menstrual cramps. i take pain very well so could this be my braxton hicks contractions.

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bubbleburst1

Asked by bubbleburst1 at 2:08 AM on Mar. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • That's exactly what my contractions felt like.....really bad cramps. My stomach would tighten too. Try timing them if you are getting them frequently.
    KaceesMom

    Answer by KaceesMom at 2:09 AM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • i just want to say Good Luck!! i'm not that far along but i'm thinking about you =)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 AM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • Yes, mine also felt like extremely bad cramps... with pain that shot down my legs and made my back ache.
    ErinAnn921

    Answer by ErinAnn921 at 2:22 AM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • my contractions felt like menstrual cramps, but they also really felt like bad diarrhea cramping. I actually told the nurse that i thought i had to use the bathroom for that reason, but it wasn't the case.
    codysmama2609

    Answer by codysmama2609 at 2:31 AM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • i'm always having menstrual like cramps, sometimes it could mean labor or complications or just how your body reacts to pregnancy. earlier in this pregnancy at 22 weeks, it caused my uterus to bulge and contract, so they were worried i will go into preterm labor. fortunately, i'm 31 weeks now and that cleared up after meds and bed rest. i did have real contractions but false labor a few days ago...luckily that stopped.
    GreekMama28

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 4:11 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

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