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woke up with back cramping.

so i woke up with the back cramp that feels just like a menstrual cramp that i would have if i was on my period. it was intense and it stayed there for a good 5 mins.then i went back to sleep for 10 mins and it went away. what is this? i just now got this pain and im 37 weeks pregnant.

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Asked by amanda202010 at 2:57 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • could have been a contraction. i had back labor and it was awful. i wouldnt wish it on anyone.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 2:58 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • It sounds like Braxton-Hicks (false labor pains). It is your body's way of preparing for the upcoming delivery. Google it for more information.

    Answer by Jakesmom623 at 3:01 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Sounds like the beginning of labor! Good Luck!

    Answer by lillyjohnson11 at 3:02 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I think the beginning of labor!!!

    Answer by mompam at 3:04 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I think it might just be Braxton Hicks. They can be very intense towards the end of your pregnancy. Your baby might have also been lying on a nerve that caused the pain. Doesn't sound like labor to me though.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 3:08 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Just a FYI, braxton hicks contractions don't last for 5 minutes. You could have alid wrong last night causing some pain. Your baby could have been laying on a nerve and pinching it. Back pain at the end of pregnancy is common and can be intense and very much almost bring you to tears if not put you in tears. Just take it easy and try to stay comfortable and supported while sleeping.

    Answer by carmadsmom at 6:02 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

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