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Major cramping 31 weeks

(17 Posts)
AmyAmy29 Thu 14-Jul-16 21:18:07

I'm currently 31 and a half weeks pregnant. My babies movements have been a bit different today and I've had excruciating period like cramps in my lower abdomen which are spreading up the way. They won't subside when I walk or change position or lie down I've also had increased discharge I'm not having contractions though what can this be I'm so worried

Twodogsandahooch Thu 14-Jul-16 21:20:00

Contact the labour ward/maternity triage now.

Rubberduck2 Thu 14-Jul-16 21:27:43

Second phoning now or just turn up. Do not wait. I read a poster today that said if you are worried about movement you don't wait until tomorrow you act now.

This plus the pain. Just go.


RochelleGoyle Thu 14-Jul-16 21:31:23

OP, please phone or just go to the hospital ASAP. Not worth taking any chances. xx

Maybebabybee Thu 14-Jul-16 21:32:44

Not being horrible but why on earth are you asking this on MN - contact your maternity unit immediately. If no answer - go!!

Best of luck flowers

AmyAmy29 Thu 14-Jul-16 21:37:11

I only asked on this because I've still felt baby move and the maternity unit here only check baby if they haven't moved at all. And I thought it may have been something common since my uterus isn't contracting. I will phone the now though thank you ladies!

Maybebabybee Thu 14-Jul-16 21:40:17

No that is utter crap, at 31 weeks if movements have reduced at all they should be checking baby, especially with your other symptoms.

Don't let them fob you off, be stroppy. You need to be seen flowers

AmyAmy29 Thu 14-Jul-16 21:41:25

Yeah my mums saying I need to be more firm! I'm only 18 so I'm new to all this don't know what is right and wrong but I will push at them thank you so much!

ScandiManny Thu 14-Jul-16 21:41:43

How do you know you're not contacting? My first labour started with proper obvious contractions but my second labour (dc2 was born spontaneously at 32 weeks) started with strong period like cramps. Glad to hear you're phoning the midwife now, hope all is well.

NoMudNoLotus Thu 14-Jul-16 21:42:24

That is utter crap about only seeing you if movemts stop - it's too late by then.

Turn up. Please.

MrsJoeyMaynard Thu 14-Jul-16 21:44:03

Call the labour ward. Better to be on the safe side and get yourself checked out.

FWIW I was having contractions when in labour with DS1 for the best part of a day before my mum made me go get checked out. I didn't properly believe they were contractions until the midwives confirmed it because it didn't feel the way I thought contractions were supposed to feel.

KayTee87 Thu 14-Jul-16 22:43:26

Hi op have you been to get checked out yet? Does sound like they could be contractions from your description - hope you're ok.

AmyAmy29 Fri 15-Jul-16 11:01:11

Thank you everyone. I phoned up and they said it was just Braxton hicks and to try get some rest it's eased off a bit today and it isn't regular contractions or that so think it may be BH

KayTee87 Fri 15-Jul-16 11:03:50

Look after yourself, I didn't think BH were meant to be painful and usually stop if you change activity.
Usually mine just feel like my stomach is really tight and uncomfortable. I suppose everyone is different though.
Try drinking plenty of water, I think that can help if you're having BH

Maybebabybee Fri 15-Jul-16 11:04:57

Did you tell them you've had reduced movement? With reduced movement you should always, always be checked out.

KayTee87 Fri 15-Jul-16 11:08:09

Agree with maybe I'm surprised they didn't ask you to come in to be checked to be honest.

MrsJoeyMaynard Fri 15-Jul-16 11:45:11

So they didn't actually examine you?

I mean, Braxton Hicks may well be statistically more likely at your stage of pregnancy, but how could someone tell the difference for sure from the other end of a phone?

Plus the reduced movements is a potentially worrying sign that should, as pp say, always be checked out.

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