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Anyone else had pain free contraction?

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volvocowgirl Wed 19-Feb-14 15:24:40

I'm currently in the hospital being induced as I had low amniotic fluid and my BP went up to 155/94.

They've hooked me up to monitor me and baby a few times and they said I'm having contractions according to the monitor about three minutes apart and seem really surprised I can't feel them. They keep coming in, checking the monitor and saying "are you sure you can't feel it?!" And "you must've felt that one!?" But I can't feel any pain!
About an hour ago it felt like someone had grabbed the inside of my belly and tugged at me for about five seconds but it was more of an annoying feeling than a painful one anyway. And that's not come back anyway, was just a one off!
I've got feelings of pressure on my bowels, but nothing else.
Has anyone else had this? Really worried I'm going to end up with super painful ones to make up for the pain free ones I'm having now. Or something bad is going to happen and I won't know because I can feel it confused

KatieBurningham Wed 19-Feb-14 15:27:59

As a total guess, I'd say that you don't feel them right away, but it's only as you're hooked up to a machine the nurses can tell you're having them, then gradually they'll get stronger etc, then you'll feel them. So if you were at home you wouldn't realise yet, then in a few hours would think your contractions are only just starting.
Like I say just a guess.

KatieBurningham Wed 19-Feb-14 15:28:31

Good luck btw, exciting times ahead smile

PopiusTartius Wed 19-Feb-14 15:40:28

A friend of mine had this - she nearly ended up having her baby in the hospital car park cos she didn't realise how strongly she was contracting till she had to push! I say go with it and be grateful. And good luck! grin

BigGapMum Wed 19-Feb-14 15:43:12

I felt my contractions only lightly. Even the strongest ones were only a bit uncomfortable. Sounds great, (and it was) but despite close timings the midwife didn't realise I was so far into labour as I was and nearly missed the birth. She was waiting for me to look like I was in agony before examining me.

A friend of mine who has 2 children never felt a single contraction with either birth. With her first she happened to be in hospital being examined when the midwife noticed she was in labour. She had no idea. With her DC2 she was at home with her DH when she got the urge to push. DH delivered the baby before the ambulance could get there.

So a little bit of a warning just for you to be aware of, but obviously low pain levels during labour are great and will also help keep your stress levels reduced, hopefully helping you have a smoother labour.

Good luck.

Gingeroo Wed 19-Feb-14 15:44:31

I had that when I was induced. Unfortunately it didn't last. Hopefully it will for you.

Best of luck! smile

gamerchick Wed 19-Feb-14 15:46:55

My mother didn't feel them like pain with my brother.. The midwives and drs kept popping in to speak to her as nobody could believe it...lucky bugger.

Good luck.

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 19-Feb-14 15:49:54

I had slight period pains with ds3 thats all. Turned out I had incompetant cervix though.

My friend doesnt get really bad pain untill towards the end

marleymooo Wed 19-Feb-14 17:53:24

I was like this but it also didn't last unfortunately! Hopefully for you it will. I think my mum may have been the same as she always felt labour was completely fine until they told her it was time to push. She had pains in her back and thought it was the hard hospital bed lol! Good luck op.

justhayley Wed 19-Feb-14 23:53:10

It's called a silent labour I think. My friend had one she felt nothing until it was time to push. She said she felt different, & happened to be in hospital, she kept telling MW she thought she was in labour, to which they replied, you'l know when your in labour. It's rare but it happens - wish it would to me grin good luck x

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