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constant dull period pain - could this be it??

(23 Posts)
LimesMum Sun 17-Jul-16 03:53:37

I've been awake all night with constant really low down dull but pretty uncomfortable period pain. Could this be the start of labour? I remember period type pain with DD 1 but it was more on and off and then turned into contractions - this seems constant.

Beansprout30 Sun 17-Jul-16 07:45:13

Sounds like it could be, what's your due date? I'm 39 weeks today so waiting for something to happen!

Fingers crossed for you!

Desmondo2016 Sun 17-Jul-16 08:00:39

It definitely could be, but it doesn't necessarily means it's imminent today.

ricecrispies16 Sun 17-Jul-16 08:09:36

I'm in the same boat, been having this for 4 days now, getting progressively worse and think I'm losing my plug. So frustrating not knowing though!

mellmumma Sun 17-Jul-16 09:10:53

I had this two weeks ago... Still no baby at 39+5.....hmm

LimesMum Sun 17-Jul-16 09:31:59

I'm 40+6

I've had period pains on and off for weeks but this was constant and then this morning I had a few definite sort of more intense almost contraction like pains so got excited and now absolutely nothing!!!

Afreshstartplease Sun 17-Jul-16 09:36:06

Hopefully your body is getting ready to go!

malvinandhobbes Sun 17-Jul-16 09:51:24

Me too. I am only 38 weeks, but this is further along than I ever was with my others. I had two hours sleep last night because of the cramping but no signs of contractions and waters are fully intact. My last two labours were unambiguous, this one is driving me crazy. I tell myself it will be unambiguous when it starts, and the rest of this is just noise. But I still feel a bit crazy and a bit worried. We have guests for lunch today, should I cancel? Can we go on that outing?

Good luck OP.

Jodie1982 Sun 17-Jul-16 10:40:22

That's how my labours started. Dull period pain that would gradually ramp up in intensity. Good luck!

mellmumma Sun 17-Jul-16 12:04:21

Fingers crossed for you it is the beginning OP! Keep the lunch date, far more chance of it being labour if you have plans! grin

LimesMum Sun 17-Jul-16 17:15:46

Been getting more intense pains which I think are startings of contractions but there no pattern at all - sometimes 3 in 10 mins sometimes 3 in and hour!! They also seem to come on more when I'm standing up or moving about

Unsure when to go to hospital!!

Beansprout30 Sun 17-Jul-16 21:02:42

Any more progress? Sounds like you aren't far from meeting baby! Keep us updated and good luck

LimesMum Sun 17-Jul-16 22:52:18

No baby yet!! The contractions are so sporadic!! Haven't a clue when to actually go in!! I thought we might be there by now but looks like another long night ahead confused

Andbabymakesthree Sun 17-Jul-16 23:30:21

Try and get some sleep.

Afreshstartplease Mon 18-Jul-16 05:49:52

Any news limes?

CaramelPrincess Mon 18-Jul-16 06:07:30

My mum is a midwife & when I had my DS she told me to hang on going to the hospital until the contractions were like every 5 minutes...not the advice I wanted to be fair

mellmumma Mon 18-Jul-16 09:34:32

Aww here's hoping it all kicked up a gear overnight! flowers

LimesMum Tue 19-Jul-16 14:07:39

She was born at 5.48am yesterday!! All happened very fast in the end!!

ChipInTheSugar Tue 19-Jul-16 14:09:13

Wow that DID turn round fast! Hope you and baby are doing well flowers

Beansprout30 Wed 20-Jul-16 00:56:31

Congratulations!! flowers

user1467618369 Wed 20-Jul-16 02:14:14

Congratulations!!! flowers Making me excited about my own little one.

LimesMum Wed 20-Jul-16 04:24:27

Thanks so much ladies x

mellmumma Wed 20-Jul-16 08:30:25

Congratulations!! Xx

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