A very bad period pain across the bottom of your back, almost in your bum cheeks, that reaches a peak and then goes away?
I'm only 33 weeks, and have been having an awful stitch like pain in my lower left hand side for three days, which hurt so much it took my breath away... And then for the past hour and a half I've been having these pains in my back and the baby is going crazy...
I called the midwife yesterday with the stitch pain and she just thought I'd strained myself... But now, is this something? Or does it not really sound like contractions?
The stitch like pain sounds like round ligament pain. The period/back pain may or may not be premature labour. Prem labour can be quite different to term labour and the back period pain is quite typical of prem labour. It won't hurt to get checked. You will, however, regret it if you are in prem labour and don't get checked soon enough.
Sorry to hi-jack but I am also 33 weeks and been having contractions (baby number 3) - neither of the first 2 were prem.
Many are Braxton Hicks but then I get some proper ones, especially in the evening. All in my back too. I had assumed this was just body preparing and didn't think I was in prem labour - has been going on a week or so - do I need to get checked?