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pain after the sweep

(35 Posts)
tinyme135 Wed 13-Jan-16 22:13:36

first time mum here so sorry if I'm clueless. I had the sweep at 10am today, had a few mild period cramps when it happened but they eased off. since about 3/4 I've been getting bad back ache. sometimes it feels like it's in waves then other times it feels like it's there constantly. it's uncomfortable to sit stand lie down just in general uncomfortable

did anyone else have this? is it normal?

genome Wed 13-Jan-16 22:18:35

Could be the start of labour! A warm bath and a paracetamol might help if you are uncomfortable. Try to get some rest if you can smile

genome Wed 13-Jan-16 22:20:21

I found on all fours the most comfortable position in early labour. I found rocking back and forward in that position helped ease the 'uncomfortable' feeling.

tinyme135 Wed 13-Jan-16 22:22:09

had a bath and paracetamol and it's not touched it. I don't want to think it's the start and it's just me being a wimp haha

ShowYourSeams Wed 13-Jan-16 22:28:05

If paracetamol and a warm bath hasn't helped then it sounds promising. smile

Can you sleep?

I'd recommend resting if you can but understand the discomfort/excitement can make that impossible.

I also found being on all fours helped. Do you have a ball to bounce on to see if you can get things moving?

genome Wed 13-Jan-16 22:28:40

I would try to get some rest if you can, easier said than done I know! My best labour tips are stay calm and stay hydrated grin Hope you get to meet your baby soon smile

messyjessy7 Wed 13-Jan-16 22:51:37

Sounds just like my story. Sweep at 12 noon, in pain all day started having contractions by midnight.
Sounds promising.
Good luck xxx

Sunshine511 Wed 13-Jan-16 23:00:10

That's what happened to me last time too. Sweep just after lunch, it was extremely painful and the consultant who did the sweep told me my cervix etc was showing no signs of preparing for labour so he thought the sweep would be unsuccessful and that I'd probably need induced! Was in pain all day which I put down to the fact the sweep had hurt me! Turned out it was labour and my daughter was born before 9am the following day x

tinyme135 Wed 13-Jan-16 23:09:26

I'm trying bouncing and nipple stimulation. let's see if this helps me haha

tinyme135 Wed 13-Jan-16 23:11:04

I'm really hoping it is. my DP is googling up natural ways to bring it on too. stomach keeps tightening so it is looking promising smile

tinyme135 Thu 14-Jan-16 03:23:06

just an update...

I got off to sleep about half 12 ish, woke up about 40 mins ago with horrible backache and when I went to the toilet I had my green snotty show (tmi sorry) and my God was it a show.

just phoned hospital and she thinks it's just pain from my sweep till I told her it's been on and off in bad pain since about 10. she told me to wait for paracetamol to kick in, have a milky drink and get some rest. I would rest if I could but it hurts too much.

BatMobile Thu 14-Jan-16 03:49:30

That's exactly how my first labour started. Good luck!

tinyme135 Thu 14-Jan-16 04:11:57

my stomach tightens but I'm getting all the pain in my back. it's horrible.

I'm keeping everything crossed that I have my babba my the end of the day.

TheBabyFacedAssassin Thu 14-Jan-16 04:17:18

Sounds promising! And also sounds like back labour. As others have said, get on all fours and sway your hips. This will help the discomfort and also potentially turn your baby round which might take the pain out of your back.

tinyme135 Thu 14-Jan-16 04:21:47

the baby back is against my stomach so I don't get why it hurts so much haha.

on all 4s as we speak DP was rubbing my back till I made him go to sleep cause I need his support awake in the ward not asleep in a chair xD

BeeMyBaby Thu 14-Jan-16 05:56:15

How are you doing now? Is the pain constant or are you able to time the contractions frequency?

tinyme135 Thu 14-Jan-16 06:04:39

they're lasting between 40-60 seconds with about 3-4 minutes between each one. I know when my back will twinges as I can slowly feel my stomach tightening.

genome Thu 14-Jan-16 07:30:55

Can you still talk through the contractions? It might be time to give the midwofe another ring if they are regular and picking up in intensity.

tinyme135 Thu 14-Jan-16 07:38:40

just about talk through them. just had another show too, like the first one wasn't enough haha xD

thought the pains might ease once I started to walk about....pft how wrong was I

WildeWoman Thu 14-Jan-16 07:53:11

Oh - exciting!

tinyme135 Thu 14-Jan-16 07:59:12

hospital said I can go in as it sounds like I'm in labour but as it's my first it can take ages from now to be in establish labour so I said I'm gonna give it another hour and if I'm still getting them as often then I'm heading in.

GlitteryFluff Thu 14-Jan-16 08:00:09

Oh very exciting.
Sounds like you're definitely on your way.
Keep timing them. Isn't it something like 4 contractions in 10minutes regularly they're looking for?

tinyme135 Thu 14-Jan-16 08:03:06

they said to me just they like them to be every 3 minutes last about a minute.

We'll if it isn't labour when I go in, I have a very bad problem with my spine haha

lilyb84 Thu 14-Jan-16 08:27:59

Good luck tiny, very exciting!

Miffy1979 Thu 14-Jan-16 08:28:54

Definitely sounds like the real thing! Good luck smile

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