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Period type low back ache - 37 weeks

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gem1981 Fri 03-Oct-08 12:42:54

Hi 37 weeks tomorrow and for the past couple of days I have had niggly pains in my back like period pains, they aren't BH though.

In fact BH seemed to have really calmed down over the last few days.

This is my second baby - first labour started at 39 weeks with a spontaneous water break and then contractions about 2 hours later. So I have no real experience of 'niggly pains' IYSWIM

anyway all this morning my back has been really aching I can't get comfy and feel as though I want to rock from side to side.

Does this sound like anything to get excited about or could this type of things go on for weeks?

Cheers.

EffiePerine Fri 03-Oct-08 12:44:11

no experience of back labour but could it be that?

or a UTI (sorry)

gem1981 Fri 03-Oct-08 12:46:38

dunno really - I have no 'waterwork' probs - no pain when weeing - am drinking loads of water - never tought of that though !

ds was back to back and the contractions hurt like hell - these are different though really feels like i am about to come on my period.

I ALWAYS get period pains in my back

EffiePerine Fri 03-Oct-08 12:48:31

some stuff here - looks like it could be linked to back pain udring your period

www.babycenter.com/0_back-labor_1451580.bc

Hope things are moving along for you

gem1981 Fri 03-Oct-08 12:51:38

ooh thanks for the link !!!

belgo Fri 03-Oct-08 12:54:08

That's interesting Effie. My first labour was entirely back pain - as though my back was in a vice - I do think it was referred pain from the uterus.

gem1981 Fri 03-Oct-08 12:59:00

YES !!! belgo - i remember saying exactly that - my back feels like it is in a vice.

Grammaticus Fri 03-Oct-08 12:59:21

Could be either! Sorry! I'd get the old bag packed though, just in case.

belgo Fri 03-Oct-08 13:00:42

gem - I'm due next week and am also experiencing a lot of back pain with braxton hicks for the last couple of weeks - but I also just know that it's not happening yet! Niggly pains are very annoying when they go on for weeks seemingly without doing much at all.

gem1981 Fri 03-Oct-08 13:04:04

yeah never had these last time - just launched into labour following a very dramatic break of waters. !!!!

TBH think i would prefer it to be this way - last time it was all a bit of a shock !!

yousaidit Fri 03-Oct-08 13:06:36

I've had evil back pain for about 3 week am 38+, and hips feel like they're crumbling: but baby not engaged yet! Think it's usually a crap bit of getting to end of pregnancy! But hope things get moving for you!

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