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really sharp pains bladder/cervix

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rudbekia Thu 02-Dec-10 16:19:28

i've been getting these on and off for a couple of weeks but its getting worse. it kept me awake for over an hour last night, felt like the baby was 'pushing' down really hard and the pain was so sharp i could barely breathe..........generally much more crampy and 'heavy down there' than usual. am 37+5. is this a precursor to labour?!

kellestar Thu 02-Dec-10 17:25:36

I've had these for a couple of weeks now, sometimes it's more tickly and other times it's quite savage. Kinda makes you want to go pee even though there isn't anything there.

I did ask a couple of MW's and was advised that it's just LO getting in position and your cervix is also changing/preparing by shortening and softening. It's my first and when I asked the first MW her response was no pain no gain. I just wanted to know what it was and thought her response was a little mean. Now 38+5, got an appointment Monday with MW as they saw me at 36 weeks rather than 38.

rudbekia Thu 02-Dec-10 20:03:42

thanks for this - also my first so really don't know what to expect. i did raise this with my MW back at 35/36wks when it first started and she said it was prob the head engaging and sure enough was 2/5ths engaged. it settled down but has come back with a vengance now....oh well, it sounds like things doing what they should at least!

Nagoo Thu 02-Dec-10 21:30:00

I don't remember it with my 1st but this baby I got it from about 35 weeks but bad from 38 weeks. I didn't go into labour until 40+11 so don't get over-excited.

However labour was very fast when it did start.

I think it's effacement. It is doing something.

rudbekia Fri 03-Dec-10 04:13:48

Nagoo - interesting to hear your experiences, thank you. well, its 4.13am and i've been awake since 2am this morning. dreadful back-ache, just can't seem to get comfy...like really bad period pain...not sure what to think but will see how things pan out hmm

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