Hi I am 29 wks pregnant and was out last night for dinner w dh when I started getting regular cramping in my lower tummy. I felt uncomfortable but I wasn't in pain. It really worried me as I thought it would lead to proper contractions (had early contractions at 30 wks in last pregnancy). I called hospital and told midwife she said to go head home take paracetamol and rest. I'm really worried it'll happen again. Does anyone know what it was? Was it proper contractions? I did go to bed and they did go but still I want to know more... Anyone?
They sound to me quite the normal Braxton Hicks contractions ...which start in the last Trimester. Its your uterus practicing for Labour.. Read up in your pregnancy book about them to find out more. You feel you stomach going really tight (like a well blown up football) and a bit uncomfortable. I found with all my 3 pregnancies they came on with exertion , like climbing upstairs. As your midwife said....rest when you think its necessary. Always speak to mw when you are worried. Wishing you all the best and hope it all runs smoothly...
I've been having 30-40 B-H a day for the last two and a half months. They have been getting progressively stronger but not painful, they make me desperate for the toilet even if I have just been and are a general nuisance, but they are supposed to be normal...some women are just lucky enough not to feel them! Mine are so strong you can see them!!!
do you think thats what I am having then, when I walk too much (more than a minute!) i get like a stitch in my side. and I always get tightening at the bottom right hand side, just under my bump (28 weeks now). I have to walk SO slow, its truly ridic