Hi all my due date is tomorrow. All night I have had regular lower back pain just coming and going. It's very uncomfortable but not painful and no other pains. Maybe once every 10 mins. I realise it's not proper contractions but am wondering if it's a precursor or just braxton hicks. Sorry for my ignorance it's my first baby and I need to get straight to hospital once labour truly begins!
I would call your hospital for advice. i has similar but then the contractions stopped! MW examined me and said not dilating at all . Three days later they started again, and after 12 hours they suddenly went from uncomfortable to very painful and I needed to get to hospital. First labours can be very drawn out.
Thanks Christelle - it turned into really painful contractions since last night but labour ward don't want me in until 2-3 mins apart. They are still averaging about 10. Never known pain like it! Also had bloody show this morning. I'm hoping things progress quickly as I'll be a gibbering wreck otherwise!
Thanks - they eventually became real contractions and I went I'm Sunday 6pm, gave birth 2.45 Monday morning to a little girl 7 lb 3. Labour experience was horrific (mostly thru lack of care ftom one professional) but the birth itself was amazing. If I were to answer my OP myself I would say they were pre contraction signs of things to come - the real contractions came Sunday morning and boy dis I know it!
Lewaney have you called the hospital? hope youre ok. They were dull back pains for nearly a day before they became truly painful and moved to the front and thighs too. I used a boots pregnancy tens machine on my back which really helped.
Thank you for the well wishes I am enjoying getting to know little one (my pfb!)
I'm 35+6, and since yesterday I've had really bad lower backache/period-like cramps. All this morning I'm getting irregular tightening's which are quite painful, although I've never actually had/noticed Braxton hicks before so I don't know if that's what it is? Its pretty painful and lots of pressure down below too but as I said, they are really irregular