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Sharp stabbing pains in cervix

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rubyboo2 Tue 16-Dec-14 20:46:27

Hi all I am 32 weeks and today Ive been experiencing sharp stabbing pains in my cervix . This is my 3rd pregnancy and I have never experienced this before , has anyone else ? They really took my breath away and I had to stop walking .

Jodie1982 Tue 16-Dec-14 21:45:32

Ohh me too Hun. Like a lightening bolt shooting through. I think it could be babies head engaging? This is my 5th baby and I've never experienced it this early on, I'm 31+3 won't be seeing MW till 34wks so I won't know if he's engaged yet. I've been experiencing it since yesterday, not nice at all!

rubyboo2 Wed 17-Dec-14 08:04:30

Thanks for replying Jodie at least I am not the only one !My bump is still high maybe he had a little bounce on my cervix and popped back up again lol . I am seeing Midwife to at 34 wks on new years eve so I will be asking .

snickers251 Wed 17-Dec-14 08:24:00

I had this with dc2

It became a bit of a joke (despite the pain!) in our house, everytime I winced I would announce 'it's ok it's only lightening fanny' grin

dayspringjubilee Wed 17-Dec-14 10:23:46

I've been getting this occasionally for weeks, usually when walking- really hard jabs to the bladder/cervix. I assumed it was just the baby's angle or he was punching.

JamesAndTheGiantBanana Wed 17-Dec-14 10:27:21

It's pretty normal, they brace themselves against the top of the womb and headbutt downwards. It hurts like a knitting needle up your whatsit but it's harmless and probably helps with dilation (towards the end) It's not fun though, takes your breath away!

Don't worry about it (unless obviously it changes, gets worse, you start bleeding or anything)

GingerbreadPudding Wed 17-Dec-14 12:18:32

I'm 33 weeks and getting this too. To me it feels like baby has grown fingernails and is jabbing me with them - it's very sharp and stops me in my tracks. The joys...

toptomatoes Wed 17-Dec-14 12:21:09

I got this with all of mine when they were low. Ouch.

rubyboo2 Wed 17-Dec-14 13:44:32

Good to see I am not alone , the things we go through lol smile

Cullercoats88 Wed 17-Dec-14 14:17:45

Yes I got this when I was 32 weeks- I'm now approaching 34 weeks and have a scan on Friday. I wondered if it was because I had a low lying placenta and it was shifting as baby was growing and moving...I will ask midwife on Friday but good to know I'm not the only one!!
I also wondered (this is my first pregnancy so I have a lot of queries) if it could be braxton hicks- what does that feel like? X

Zahrah5 Wed 17-Dec-14 15:09:10

I have this too, Im 21 weeks.
I have been having this from time to time. Knitting needle exactly describes it.

I had 2 scans, at 17 and 20 weeks which both confirmed cervix is good lenght and closed. So I guess is just normal.

rubyboo2 Thu 18-Dec-14 11:34:24

Well ladies just back from my Gp i have a hurrendous thrush infection , due to just finishing antibiotics . I mentioned the cervix pain and it could be the thrush irritating it ive to keep an eye on it if worse get checked , also my bump looks to have dropped today . x

Jodie1982 Thu 18-Dec-14 14:27:56

CullerCoats88. Braxton Hicks is when your tummy goes really tight and hard with quite a bit of pressure on the inside, to me it feels like I'm being squeezed from the insides. Quite uncomfortable.

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