Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

2 Bumps


The last few weeks I've been getting braxton hicks contractions more often. Aside from that I've been having increased discharge, lower back pain, diarrhea/constipation, just developed pelvic pressure and a burning sensation in my pelvic area and menstrual like cramps and I have this weird feeling in the pit of my stomach. Is this all normal at almost 38 weeks?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Jul. 4, 2011 in Pregnancy

Answers (6)
  • Its your body getting ready for labor :) try drinking more fluids just in case you're dehydrated but it all sounds normal to me.

    Answer by sugamama3 at 6:28 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • sounds pretty normal ive nvr had the chance to go into natural labor but if your really concerned id call ur ob or midwife..just to be safe

    Answer by rachel216 at 7:09 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I have an appointment tomorrow and I plan to mention the new symptoms and see what he says. I never had any symptoms with my 1st until my water broke.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:12 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • They all sound completely normal. Each pregnancy can be very different. I have been pregnant 5 times and I wouldn't say that any of them were the same.

    Answer by Melbornj at 7:28 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • It all sounds normal but if your really concerned call your doctor. They can help more.

    Answer by ArmyVetWife2007 at 9:53 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • sounds pretty normal to me also u are probably getting anxious since you are so close to your due date

    Answer by THAT_GURL at 11:52 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.