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Kinda silly question...but I need to know!!

What exactly do contractions feel like? Can anyone explain them in detail? Sorry...just think I'm having them-pretty far apart-but want to make sure. Thanks!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (6)
  • Mine felt like really bad menstrual cramps.

    Answer by Dyndudes at 7:57 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Like really bad cramps; mine started in my back and moved to my front. But I was 5 days late, and when the dr checked me, I was already 4cm dilated, and hadn't been having any contractions at all!

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 7:58 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Mine felt like waves of tightness that started on both sides then worked toward the middle. My abdomen was then as hard as a rock for a few seconds. They were uncomfortable but not painful until they got really close together.

    Answer by babyboyzz at 7:59 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Sometimes like diarrhea/menstrual cramps and sometimes light baaad tightening-- sometimes both at the same time.
    Are you getting close to being due? How close together are they?

    Answer by doulala at 8:04 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • I'm 37 weeks on Tuesday & I'm feeling like the tightening, crampy feeling. I've felt like this thye last couple days, but I try to ignore it I guess b/c it seems too early & also b/c I haven't lost my mucus plug or anything yet. I go in for my weekly apt on Wed...I guess I'll find out whats really up then!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:07 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Remember long ago when you could tighten your abs and suck in your stomach? They kind of start like that :)

    Answer by lisaeNH at 8:21 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

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