Hello all, first post so please go easy on me... I just wandered if anyone else had experienced low level long-lasting cramping towards the end of their pregnancy? I'm 38 + 3 with first baby and have had on and off cramping for a couple of days, today it has become almost constant. It's not too painful, just uncomfortable, and feels a bit like period pain but radiates further up into my stomach (especially if I lean forward). I have also felt a bit like I need the loo all day (I don't), and have sensations creeping around my sides now too. It'd be great to hear if anyone else is experiencing the same thing, or has done previously?
Thanks for your replies. I've woken up feeling a bit weird but with less cramping than yesterday so I'll see how I go. My hospital are very much of the 'don't come in until you're having strong contractions, every 2 minutes, that last for a minute, and have done so for any hour' approach (I guess everywhere is). But I'll give them a call this morning if anything else happens. Thanks again!
I had cramping on and off for a few days before I went into labour. I thought it couldn't possibly be the start as I was only 37 weeks. My mum knew better she was convinced it was happening. DS was born at 37+4.
Hello, no progress sadly! I'm still getting cramps on and off but they haven't become and stronger and no other symptoms - no show etc. Tonight it feels as if everything has stopped all together. I just hope I can get some sleep tonight as that's what I'm really struggling with now! Driving my DH mad symptom spotting - it's just what I was like during the two week wait when ttc too. So hard not to do!
Oww! I had this and was told by the hospital that it was an irritable uterus and/or braxton hicks. I had gone to get it checked as it literally would not stop for hours!. This was at about 34 weeks and I got it on and off up until I delivered at 39 weeks xxx
I feel for you, we are in exactly the same boat. Mine stopped altogether last night and I've been so emotional today thinking that nothing's happening. They've started up again now but feel different, not like period pains but sharper.
I hope our babies don't keep us in suspense much longer. It's the not knowing that's the worst!
It really is. I just wish I knew if I have hours, days, or weeks - the fretting is silly and pointless but it's irresistible. It sounds like things are still on the move for you though which is hopefully good. I know what you mean about the emotional bit too...
hello, nothing happening here. At. All. Feeling a bit sorry for myself as a couple of friends due at the same time as me have both had their babies now. Pathetic I know. Just can't stop crying for some reason and feel like all my positivity is ebbing away and I can't stop it. Hopefully something will start soon and I'll snap out of it. My poor husband doesn't know what to do with me. Embarrassing.