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i dont know what contrations feel like .. HELP!

Posted by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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So i feel a tighting in my back and front at the same time .. comes and goes ..ill start 10:30 for 5 seconds the goes away and comes back 10:36 same 4 seconds.. and so on.. started to feel like im on my period.. are these contractions or normal pains? With my first i had only back labor ... and i was induce .. today im 39 weeks ..
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elly.H
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 2:12 AM
Sounds like Those are Braxton hicks, I was told so many times, that when it happens I would know, there is no question about it.
Best of luck,
mama2my2boys
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 2:18 AM
sounds like bh contractions last longer then 5 seconds....and yes it feels like very strong period cramps with ur tummy geting very hard.....when having a real contraction if u get up to walk and cant walk or talk and the contraction lasts 15 seconds or longer and is coming every 3-5min thats the real thing.....a bh ur tummy gets hard and feel like period cramps but u can walk and talk thru them and they dont last long
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kbear1992
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 3:47 AM
All I can say is contractions huuuurt :( I've been having them constantly for about a week straight now but they aren't changing my cervix at all I've been to l&d twice this week thinking this was finally it... Nope. I'm 35 weeks and I'm on bed rest :/ yay me. They keep telling me ill know but how am I supposed to know if I'm already having them??? Grrrr!!!! Mine are wrapping from my mid/lower back around my sides to my hips and into my "lower stomach" veryyyyyy uncomfortable and hurt and happen very constantly
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Mz.perales
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 5:42 AM
Im having lower back.pain .. but im only a two at the moment..


Quoting kbear1992:

All I can say is contractions huuuurt :( I've been having them constantly for about a week straight now but they aren't changing my cervix at all I've been to l&d twice this week thinking this was finally it... Nope. I'm 35 weeks and I'm on bed rest :/ yay me. They keep telling me ill know but how am I supposed to know if I'm already having them??? Grrrr!!!! Mine are wrapping from my mid/lower back around my sides to my hips and into my "lower stomach" veryyyyyy uncomfortable and hurt and happen very constantly

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MammaKoi
by Bronze Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Sounds like your starting to contract for real could just be start of it. 

Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Apr. 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM

It's really heavy pressure, like your torso is pushing down onto your pelvis/cervix. 

Mz.perales
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 6:09 PM
Yes that what the dr. Told me i was in the hospital with 2cm ... and since i didnt go any futher they send me home ... hopefully ill contract so i can have her already..


Quoting Pandapanda:

It's really heavy pressure, like your torso is pushing down onto your pelvis/cervix. 


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Clemency3
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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they could be just the start...before it hurts or just braxton hicks. basically when your pain is at a level of 6+ then you are in full labor. the tightening for me came a few days before i went into labor. you will know you are in labor when you have cramps times 20. 

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