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Painful tightenings at 36 weeks

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lauraloo09 Sun 11-Nov-12 21:30:04

Hiya just wondering if people have experienced this before. I have been having non painful braxton hicks for around 5 weeks already but over the past few days I have actually been doubled over by the pain in my stomach and I feel extremely heavy on the lower part of my bump, this has happened quite a few times today. I'm due to go in for elcs in 2 weeks but not sure if something is happening now. I have SPD and again not sure if the pain could be related to that. Also TMI I have piles and constipation could this be whats causing the pain with the tightenings? I can't remember this with my DD who is 3. At my consultant appointment the mw was a bt concerned about my BP but as urine came back clear the consultant didn't seem too concerned, my BP is still on the high side and I would be worried about contacting mw and gettinng kept in hospital as I'd have no one to watch DD...anyone help?

Iceaddict Sun 11-Nov-12 21:58:16

Hi, could just be BH but you need to call labour ward. They have heard everything before and will know what it is. I did have quite painful BH with DC2, called labour ward, they advised me to take 2 paracetamol and rest, if the pain goes away its BH if not then to call back. But call first don't take a chance.

Iceaddict Sun 11-Nov-12 21:59:13

Also I didn't have any with DC1 either

greenbananas Sun 11-Nov-12 22:01:10

Yes, you need to call the labour ward. It's probably fine, but you must get it checked out.

I understand your concerns about having nobody to look after your DD, but you should still call.

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