Hi Was wondering if anyone knows if this is normal... I've been getting strong period pains since yesterday - they aren't regualar but are really very painful and seem to be constant at times. Occassionally feeling the pain around my back as well. My bump feels awfully tight most of the time too.
Baby is still moving fine in between the cramping.
Sorry yes baby moving didn't see that When you say constantwhat do you mean exactly? How long does each pain last when it comes? Any reason why you think this isn't early labour? Just wondering as this would be most peoples first thought
Hi isthismadness - when I say constant, I mean the period pain just feels like it's there for quite a long time (for example I've had the latest pain for the last 1/2 hour) or so.
Perhaps it is early labour - I've had braxton hicks on and off for so many weeks, and on and off short bouts of cramping for so long, I'm not sure what this is! Although it does feel alot stronger and alot for more painful. I suppose I'm confused because the pain isn't coming at regular intervals!
I've rung the midwives and suggested I come in to get checked over, so I have an appointment in a couple of hours! Hurray!
Thanks! I saw the MW earlier, and baby is fully engaged - in fact she can even feel the top of the shoulders in my pelvis. She felt a contraction happen whilst I was there, and she reckons things are getting started and while she can't say how much longer it will be, she did say she would be gobsmacked if I went past my due date! So fingers crossed - still getting lots of cramping. Georgimama - thanks for the advice - MW said the same thing - drink lots, snack lots and rest lots in preparation!