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35 +4 Braxton hicks or labour?

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BabySensoryTelford Mon 21-Apr-14 21:12:47

Hi I'm pregnant with first baby and throughout today I have been having strange symptoms.It starts with a pain in my lower back and then my abdomen tightens and becomes rock hard. It lasts for about 30 seconds and then stops. It's happening about once every 40 mins and afterwards I have a dull ache like a period ache in my lower back. When the tightening occurs it's enough to make me stop what I am doing until it passes. I've had a warm bath and been for a walk changed positions e.t.c and it has made no real difference still the tightening a and still the aches in the back. Is this just strong Braxton hicks or labour? I did lose my plug about 2 weeks ago and contacted midwife when that happened and she said the plug can regenerate itself so nothing to worry about. I am now trying to rest to see if that happens but as if yet no joy. Finally i have been feeling a lot of oressure in my pelvic area past few days and put it down to maybe the baby engaging.any help would be appreciated as I don't want yo contact the midwife over nothing.

HoneyBadgerPersonified Tue 22-Apr-14 07:45:11

Braxton hicks and baby engaging. Body just getting ready smile Good luck!

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