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What do contractions feel like?

I know that sounds dumb, but with my first my water broke then they started pitoccine(sp?) and an epidural so I dont remember what they felt like, I ask this b/c I am due the 20th and my left side of my tummy is hurtting kinda like a PMS cramp and it comes and goes, but I thought contractions were everywhere....any input is welcome thanks ladies


Asked by Quintensmom at 2:46 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • For me they started out feeling like period or indigestion cramps, but then got more and more intense. Just keep an eye on them, see if they are regular and getting more frequent and more intense.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 2:56 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Really strong, intense period cramps.

    Answer by mompam at 2:49 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • it feels like pms cramps but all over ur tummy not just on the side

    Answer by 13liz13 at 2:47 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • They feel like period cramps...and you can time them...sometimes they are all over, sometimes not...with my twins, I only had them in my back, so I never even really knew I was having them! lol.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 2:48 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • most of mine felt like my belly getting tight. some felt like mild menstrual cramps.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 2:48 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • It feels like sharp intense pressure.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 2:50 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Like the worst menstrual cramps ever. I felt them all over my stomach.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 2:54 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • To me it felt like a charlie horse with pain on any one side of the tummy. good luck, it sounds like the end is near.

    Answer by older at 2:55 PM on Aug. 9, 2010