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38 weeks, back pain and tightening of my belly - early labour?

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Mrsgentle2014 Thu 18-Dec-14 18:13:54

39 weeks pregnant, first baby. Been at work today - but since last night, I've had excruciating back pain, nothing is helping it. My bump is tightening and then loosening. Every 5 minutes or so it tighten again for 45 seconds to a minute and then stops. It's so painful, it takes my breath away!

Is this early labour? Or just my body telling me I need to slow down?

maccie Thu 18-Dec-14 18:28:11

Sounds like the start of things to me smile

It's generally a good idea to manage at home until you just can't any longer. If it's eases off just try to take it easier for a few days.

Has it been happening long ? Do you have someone with you ?

Mrscog Thu 18-Dec-14 18:49:24

Definitely sounds promising, no more work for you! Keep active but relaxed at home. Good luck smile

Quitelikely Thu 18-Dec-14 18:53:40

Ooooooh so exciting it sounds like labour! Keep us updated!

Have you had a show or anything

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