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Help explain what my body's doing!

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minicorrect Fri 29-Jul-11 08:56:07

I'm 39+5 with DC2 and my body is definitely playing some mean tricks on me. Have had SPD so lots of back, groin and pelvic pain which has definitely gotten worse over the last few weeks. Alongside this, baby movements have been giving some incredible bowel and cervix pain and also been hitting a nerve in my groin which sears across and down my leg making it buckle.

So I've got used to all these pains and realised after many nights of "wondering" that they're not labour pains!

However, last night, after I went to bed, I started getting what felt like really bad trapped wind (and sorry for TMI here, like I needed to pebble dash the loo). The pain seared across my stomach and felt like the base of my spine was being crushed. I started timing the gaps between the start of each of these and they were on average around 12 minutes apart. This went on for an hour and a half and then I fell asleep. When I woke up again later, the pains kept coming, although less regularly and are still around this morning but not to the extent they were last night.

They sort of start with mildly painful baby movements that subside and then ramp up to be more like I describe above. I have wondered about constipation as I can't really seem to "do" anything, despite trying, but wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts as the wondering is driving me a little bit crazy now.

I've taken a couple of paracetamol with breakfast and they have calmed down a little but I'm also sitting up rather than lying on my side. Could it just have been baby turning into a better position perhaps?

No show or waters to give me any other clues either!!

mamaish Fri 29-Jul-11 14:20:46

Hi there

sorry about the troubles. I just thought what you described sounded a bit like a food-poisoning reaction? I have had similar pains throughout my system due to lack of good bacteria, but I wasnt pregnant though.

Maybe probiotics could help, and vitamin K (I think the only source of this is cauliflower, it is usually created by the bacteria in your stomach).

Just a tip, hope you feel better.

cantpooinpeace Fri 29-Jul-11 14:32:45

I thought I had trapped wind - even though I was 39+6 turned out to be very early labour pains - had baby 3 days later. I was convinced it was wind!!! Never occurred to me that it could be labour.

minicorrect Fri 29-Jul-11 15:27:54

Thanks for your replies. Have decided this must be early labour pains - irregular but very intense. They have been coming and going all day so we're getting ready for when they start to get regular now. Think I was just surprised as I thought that once contractions started they continued to just become more frequent and regular. Last time my waters broke first and then the pain started in my back (OP labour) so I can't really compare. But the way these pains feel and present do seem to meet the textbook descriptions of early contractions - had lots of BHs yesterday evening too so think I could finally be on my way!

Trying not to get too excited just yet though as it could be a few days yet as you mention can'tpoo (great name!)

cantpooinpeace Fri 29-Jul-11 18:05:06

Oooooh it's so exciting! Although if you're like me it was very long and slow so was minus three nights sleep prior to established labour and a newborn.......felt totally spaced out - very strange experience.

minicorrect Sat 30-Jul-11 06:32:39

Barely anything overnight. A few similar pains when I first went to bed - still not sure if they were just baby moving position though as it was very active throughout. And then some milder ones in the middle of the night, but otherwise slept ok. Now just concerned in case baby's flipped into breech or something - afaik it was well positioned and 3/5 engaged a week ago.
Should I be contacting anyone to report this?

threefeethighandrising Sat 30-Jul-11 07:04:22

It can't hurt to speak to someone, and it may well be reassuring. Are you able to call your midwife?

MrsVidic Sat 30-Jul-11 07:23:54

I have been told the buckling pains down your legs (I waas getting those last week) are the babies head settling down pains and not labout- the other stuff does sound promising though!!!

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