Phoned Day Assesment Unit about the pains, this morning. The midwife was really lovely and reassurred me that it was quiet normal and may just be my body doing it by itself this time rather than waiting for induction. She did however warn that this can go on for quite some time and never gauarntees that I will build up to proper contractions.
She said if I have any loss down below (other than a show) or just want a check for reassurance, to go up any time.
If the pains continue until next week I think I might go up for a check and beg for a sweep to try and get things going properly, as my next midwife appointment isn't for 2 weeks.
I wish I could help but was induced too. Apart from having this at 36 weeks and they were convinced labour was imminent - enough to keep me in for 3 days. I am surprised at the midwifes reaction have you had any bleeding or the show as mine followed after bad period pains. Hoping at least this will bump so someone more knowledgeable could offer advice. x x
Now have a feeling of almost constant bed period pain in tummy and back. Really uncomfortable. Hope this doesn't go on for weeks. Never had this with any of my others. Is it normal at the end of pregnancy?
I would call the midwife TBH I had this at 36 weeks with DS and all stopped when I went in but they kept me in as they thought there was a very good chance I could deliver. Seems too intense for BH but could be as I have heard they get stronger with more pregnancies (could be an old wives tale I don't know) The fact you felt the need to poo can also be a sign goodluck x x
Last night I woke up at 2.30 with an urgent need to do a number two. This was followed by intense labour like pains which were of varying intensity and length, for the next 3 hours, before all stopping.
At lunch time today the same thing happened, but it all stopped after about 1.5 hours. Had a very small show, but not much.
I have never gone into labour naturally. Is this the early start of labour or just my body practicing and no indication that I won't need to be induced again?