I've no idea sorry but didn't want to leave you unanswered. I'm currently 36+3 and had what I believe to be Braxton hicks all day Sunday. My bump was tightening, sore and my lower back was sore also. Got worse as I walked and eased as I sat down. I genuinely thought I was going into labour (I should know the difference given this is dc3) all eased on Sunday night though and nothing since.
Speak to midwife today if you're concerned, especially with the cramping.
This is my third pregnancy and I can definitely feel Brixton Hicks contractions in my lower back, mainly on an evening once the kids are in bed and I've sat down for a bit. I can't remember feeling them anywhere near as strong in my previous pregnancys though. If you're having lots of cramping though I'd mention it to your midwife.
Thanks, Tatie. I called the MW this morning and she said it sounds like a mix of things working together, and with a third pregnancy the uterus is more sensitive anyway. So as long as I rest up well then it should be fine, with the usual caveats about calling triage if anything feels like it's actually happening!
Hi 26 weeks today too and last week I was having pains in my lower back and across the front of my bump. ....it's not long started again tonight. I went to see my doctor last Thursday and she said it won't be braxton hicks because they aren't painful, I was sent for blood tests to check kidney function, results were back this morning but just asked me to go for more blood tests to check full blood count. This is DS2
They always say that Braxton Hicks aren't painful, but if that's the case then what are the painful, unproductive tightenings that are not a part of labour? Basically, I just don't believe them on that point!