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What does it feel like?

What do contractions feel like. I just need to know if Im having contractiosn or what is the deal.


Asked by Nikky0803PAG at 3:32 PM on Jun. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • AshleyG described them pretty well. Often they will radiate from your back to your front. Though be warned, preterm labor often feels like cramping only. Both times I went into preterm labor I didn't have strong contractions, only period like cramping. Contractions will be consistent and get stronger, they will not go away if you change positions or lay down.

    Answer by legalmom343 at 9:44 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Well it can vary from person to person but usually it's a tightening of your stomach that starts in your pelvic region and moves up over your belly or they can be low and in your lower back, but it's a tightening either way, at least that's how mine were. Like I said though everyone may experience something different.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Mine felt like aweful period cramps that got stronger and closer together over time. It really did feel like I was having a tightning in my lower abdomon and it would pass after a few seconds. My doc said when hey become 5 mins apart i needed to go to labor and delivery .You can always call L&D also and they will advise you on wht to do

    Answer by AshleyG. at 4:43 PM on Jun. 29, 2009