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35 weeks pregnant with shooting pains...

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My1stLittleMan Sun 15-Apr-12 20:46:53

hi ladies, im 35 weeks pregnant on monday.. I was having braxton hicks at around 25 weeks until 28 weeks then nothing since.. I get this sharp shooting pain that feels like it goes from just below my belly button down to my vagina.. I recently spent the night in hospital due to bleeding after intercorse and i was sure to mention to my consultant that this has only been happening since then.. he said it was most likely a trapped nerve, but its still happening daily.. Sometimes the pain is so intense i cannot stay sat down, however it passes in seconds? Can anyone relate to this? Or is it worth getting it checked out again? Goodluck everyone and hope you're all having happy healthy pregnancies!! smile x

tartanchatterbox Mon 16-Apr-12 01:09:54

hi there. belly button to vag sounds like actual contractions. put your hand on the top of your bump as it happens and feel if the tightness of your tummy moves downward.
is it your first baby? for my 3rd I had these contractions a week to ten days beforehand and they stopped. prior to actually going into a progressive labour i was 2cm dilated. I swear it was that set of contractions! when I did go into labour It only took 4 hours to deliver.
If you have a short period it is also possible that you might have a short pregnancy...this is what my friend was told when she delivered at 36 weeks. she was sent home in 12 hours with the baby after delivery..perfectg healthy baby.
if they continue to get stronger and closer your midwife or contact them anyway for advice.

My1stLittleMan Mon 16-Apr-12 12:44:52

It isnt constant, just 2-3 times a day, its almost like it varies.. if baby moves more, it happens more. I cant say ive felt tightening, however i may be confusing that for the baby moving around confused Yes this is my first baby, Wow, in some sense your lucky then! Id love to have a quick labour lol.. Thankyou for your reply, ill be sure to monitor them more closely from now on and contact my midwife/hospital if there is any change in frequency smile

tartanchatterbox Mon 16-Apr-12 23:45:17

sounds like it could be a ligament that might hold your bump in place too... mine was slightly to the right for all of them - too much strain and hurt itf the baby or I moved the wrong way to quickly. Ask your midwife next time you see her. Ask as many qtns as you want...
Top tip for first labour is that when you think you might be properly in labour. go to bed and try to get as much sleep as you can...then do something to keep you a bit active on your feet squatting down supported (mine was sanding down a chest of drawers! Yours could be sorting the tin cupd in the kitchen) Something to distract you. Plan your day..invite friends around for coffee so that for those first long 12 hours you are distracted from the pain.
The more relaxed you are the better you will cope. don't go too far from the bathroom though! good luck!

littlemissnormal Tue 17-Apr-12 08:09:34

Hiya, I'm 36 weeks and I get this too, have to bend over to stop the shooting pain and stay like that for a while until it passes!

I figured it was the baby lying or pressing on a nerve and as the pains are so random I've tended not to worry about it.

My1stLittleMan Mon 23-Apr-12 12:40:28

I called the hospital a few days back as they've become ALOT more frequent and they've said it sounds like the heads properly engaged now which is why i could be getting the pain. However, if they do become anymore frequent or i have any bleeding to call the day assesment centre.. I have a hospital appointment today as i have a growth scan so will be sure to mention it to a midwife whilst im there and keep you updated on what they say.
Thankyou for all your support and advice.. You've been so helpful! x

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