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What does it really feel like when you go into labor? Is it like menstrual cramps? Because i'm having really bad cramps for the last 45 mins or so!!

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XandersMaMa118

Asked by XandersMaMa118 at 7:41 PM on Oct. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • do u feel alot of pressure? it will feel like cramps but way way worse
    firstimemomm603

    Answer by firstimemomm603 at 7:42 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • have u lost ur mucus plug or peices of it?
    firstimemomm603

    Answer by firstimemomm603 at 7:42 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Yes, it feels like period cramps at first. I didn't lose my mucous plug ...well, I'm sure I did but didn't realize it. My water broke at 8:15 pm...cramps started an hour later...then they started getting stronger and rhythmic...i.e. Contractions. I was SHOCKED at how UNLIKE the movies it was. I was 3 cm dialated in the hospital 6 hours later before the contractions actually started feeling a bit uncomfortable.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 8:58 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Yeah that could be labor. Mine started at like 1am, a cramping feeling that would come and go, but it was just often enough and uncomfortable enough that I couldn't fall back to sleep. They didn't start getting more regular and stronger till the next night and I had my daughter the following morning. Good luck!
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 2:40 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Oh and my water never broke, the ended up braking it for me when I was like 8cm dilated and my labor wasn't really progressing.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 2:41 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

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