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What are the period cramps im feeling?

i m 37 weeks about to be 38 my doc told me today im 1cm and 80% i started getting perios cramps 2 weeks ago and they were once in a blue moon now for the past2 days they are becoming more frequent and hurt more

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Asked by giasmommy722 at 11:15 PM on Jul. 6, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Its your body preparing for labor. Some women get period like cramps instead or along with braxton hicks to help get the cervix ready. I'm 38 weeks and I've been feeling them for about a week now (I feel like I am gonna start my period) and I asked my doc yesterday at my appoinment and he said thats a good thing, we want you to have cramps. Also some women experience menstrual cramps right before labor starts.

    Answer by SMG1120 at 11:18 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Oh also if they get really bad and seem regular, time them. They might actaully be contractions.

    Answer by SMG1120 at 11:19 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • contractions feel like a mild bear hug around your mid section, cramps are normal at this phase, not too long to go !!!

    Answer by LeJane at 11:29 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • My real labor contractions come withl cramps that feel like menstrual cramps that get worse with each contraction.


    Answer by slick05 at 12:23 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • thanks so much i was getting worried

    Comment by giasmommy722 (original poster) at 11:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

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