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DO YOUR CONTRACTIONS START OFF LIKE REALLY MILD CRAMPS OR ARE THEY ALWAYS STRONG?

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XPECTiNGMOMMY

Asked by XPECTiNGMOMMY at 10:37 PM on Jan. 2, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Mine started like a mild back ache when she stripped the membranes, then it turned into that feeling you get on a mild period back pain ad cramps not bad enough to be alarmed then it gradually gets worse.

    atleast for me anyway
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Mine started in the tummy a little crampy. After about an hour or 2 it started to feel like someone was grabbing my hips and trying to crush them together.....BUT i will add I was asleep and I was awakened by them. So, I dont know how long it was going on before I woke up.
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 10:43 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Mine started off mild before the water broke then they got stronger.
    Krysden

    Answer by Krysden at 11:01 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • mine were both mild then my water broke and it was hard and in my back and hurt alot
    Lacrisha

    Answer by Lacrisha at 11:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • It was different every time,
    Steff107

    Answer by Steff107 at 11:29 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Mine felt like mild menstrual cramps at first and slowly got stronger.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • Typically they start off as being like mild menstrual cramps. The way to (typically) tell if its "real" labor is that the mild cramps will get more painful. BUT you can have cramps for weeks before going into labor. If they come and go then that is a better indication that labor is near
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 1:32 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • mine were subtle for about an hour then hit realllly hard from then till my little munchkin came
    valerielehne

    Answer by valerielehne at 4:35 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • mine felt like menstrual cramps...only very regular and very mild. i don't think they ever got strong. they were never painful. I rarely had menstrual cramps though.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:06 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

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