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Period like cramps at 32 weeks

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Georgeofthejungle Mon 28-Dec-15 12:42:18

I am 31+5 days (measuring 1 week ahead) and for the last week or 2 I have been getting cramping in my lower abdomen, just like period pains. Is this normal?

They started fairly irregular but now I am getting it a couple times a day. It doesn't last long and baby is still very active. I've read it could be baby just getting in position but thought it was a bit early for that.

Anyone had a similar experience?

SushiAndTheBanshees Mon 28-Dec-15 13:11:59

Every day. Probably early Braxton hicks.

Georgeofthejungle Mon 28-Dec-15 14:25:20

Thanks. I called the midwife and she confirmed the same. As long as I'm not leaking and they don't get super regular I'm fine - otherwise to call the hospital.

GoApeShit Mon 28-Dec-15 14:30:29

I've had these. Mainly in the evening. I thought Braxton Hicks but then I'd heard they are not supposed to be painful? I've had to take paracetamol blush

Georgeofthejungle Mon 28-Dec-15 18:21:46

The midwife said that braxton hicks can be painful and sometimes can stop you in your tracks. She asked if I was having to take paracetamol but I'm not. Maybe call your midwife if you are not sure.

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