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period pains- not contractions

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KentuckyFriedChildren Mon 15-Oct-12 22:00:29

I'm just sitting here not been moving or anything. I'm really sore with period type pains but its definitely not contractions. It really hurts! Any ideas? Bump isn't hard and baby is moving around normally plus its right across my lower abdomen so I don't think its trapped nerve. I'm 34 weeks btw dc3. Thanks smile

shockedminder Mon 15-Oct-12 22:07:29

Could it be a UTI? Might be an idea to get tested. I suffer with UTIs quite often and they can be like painful periods. Just a thought. Hope you feel better soon.

forgetmenots Mon 15-Oct-12 22:08:37

I have same - period-like dull pains, but not really sore. I'm only 6wks though... Worrying!

crackcrackcrak Mon 15-Oct-12 22:09:25

Me too. I'm 38 weeks. I have taken paracetamol now and then - seems to help a bit

rogersmellyonthetelly Mon 15-Oct-12 22:11:36

I did have period pains at the start of labour with my first, and not with any noticeable tightenings like the Braxton hicks I had been having. Wasn't until later on that I noticed my stomach going hard. Keep an eye on them with a timer for an hour or so and see if they are regular, and speak to the midwife to see what she says.

KentuckyFriedChildren Mon 15-Oct-12 22:17:15

Hmm don't think uti as I have no other symptoms- peeing normally etc. Don't remember this kind of pain with the other two although this is my longest pg to date (and not too long may it continue grin) I've been resting loads in an attempt to get to 36 wks <hopeful> so not overdoing it at all. Why do we do this to ourselves?

KentuckyFriedChildren Mon 15-Oct-12 22:20:16

Oh roger no <crosses legs> me and baby have a deal see- no trying to escape for at least another week and a half. And then I wish to sneeze rather gracefully and baby will magically appear grin

ThreeWheelsGood Mon 15-Oct-12 22:56:19

I'm 38 weeks with my first, got period pains/aches too, definitely not contractions though. I'll mention it at my antenatal appt tomorrow.

AlisonDB Mon 15-Oct-12 23:57:57

Kentucky,
I would defo get checked for a UTI,
I had one at 25 wks,
No pain peeing as normal, no funky smell, colour nothing,
But I had wired period type pains, which I ignored,
The next thing I know I begin to have contractions, I honestly thought i was going in to labour, thankfully i wasn't and a course of antibiotics later and I was all clear, but it scared the heebie jeebies out of me!

WeeLors Tue 16-Oct-12 12:17:11

I had this at around the same time (maybe a couple of weeks earlier), mentioned it to the midwife and she said it could be the cervix starting to thin out already as it can happen gradually quite early - she didn't seem concerned since I wasn't getting tightenings with it. Have had it on and off since (every couple of weeks or so) and still no labour yet (39wks). If you're concerned give your midwife a call though

princesslina Tue 16-Oct-12 12:25:34

Prob best to check it out but I had something similar and was told by Obstetrician that it was ligaments stretching.

schroedingersdodo Tue 16-Oct-12 14:20:02

My labour with DS1 started with period pains - I had been having them for a whole month, but that day they started coming regularly (that's when I figured out something was going on). It took a few hours of that until the period pains got stronger and turned into "proper contractions".

KentuckyFriedChildren Tue 16-Oct-12 17:18:03

Thanks everyone for replying. Am still holding on in here smile still bloody sore though. I reckon it will be soon! My back is agony right at the top of my bum and I've had the "clear out". Seeing midwife tomorrow so will mention to her then smile

BikeRunSki Tue 16-Oct-12 17:45:28

My first labour was exactly like period pains.

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