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Regular contractions with no pain?!

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Notjustapregnantlady Sun 18-Dec-16 22:15:25

Hi ladies was admitted to MAU this afternoon with reduced movement and whilst on the ctg machine I started having regular contractions with very little pain. The midwife examined me and said that I was 1 cm and that my cervix had started to open and tried to give me a sweep but couldn't quite get a finger in. I got sent home and I'm still having these regular tightenings every 3 minutes but there's no pain with them. I'm just asking if anyone else had any experience of this and if the went into labour after having a sweep at 37 weeks

shirkingworking Sun 18-Dec-16 22:35:17

Hmm. Not sure. (After 3 babies!) But I always have extremely fast labours (first one was sub 3 hours from waking up to birth) so I may well have been contracting painlessly for a while first. And my first one was early (so were second and third) - not that they are necessarily linked. With the second, I was awake when I noticed the first niggle but it wouldn't have woken me until about 10 minutes later. I also went into full on shouting the house down pain within 15 minutes. But that's because I was contracting extremely quickly which is exceptionally painful apparently. (Obviously preferable to 48 hours of labour so please don't think I'm complaining.) Good luck! And if you're in doubt, call the midwives...

lightswitchedoff Sun 18-Dec-16 22:48:34

OP all 4 of my labours were totally pain free with just irregular tightenings, when the pain hit it just came thick and fast and I delivered very quickly all within 15 minutes, they are called precipitous labours

lightswitchedoff Sun 18-Dec-16 22:49:56

How long is each one lasting?

Notjustapregnantlady Sun 18-Dec-16 22:50:37

Not sure if they're doing anything to my cervix though with them being painfree!

Notjustapregnantlady Sun 18-Dec-16 22:56:13

Sorry they're lasting about a minute

Hawkmoth Sun 18-Dec-16 23:04:40

Have a wander, do they get stronger with gravity?

Notjustapregnantlady Sun 18-Dec-16 23:08:17

They do get stronger as in I can feel my stomach getting harder bit still not really painful.

Hawkmoth Sun 18-Dec-16 23:15:22

How are you normally with pain? I didn't think three of my labours were that bad, and the other was only because I was annoyed that the midwives had gone home with the gas and air. Really, until I had to keep still for any reason it was bearable.

On the other hand, it might be Braxton hicks, which are no fun but don't do anything. Time will tell!

Notjustapregnantlady Sun 18-Dec-16 23:19:25

I'm good with pain just gas and air on both my labour's. Baby is having a rave in there is can hear my waters moving around! Also getting stabbing pains on my cervix

annlee3817 Sun 18-Dec-16 23:40:35

I had a sweep at 37 weeks due to reduced movements and them picking up painless contractions on the monitor, I was 1cm dilated and she was able to do a good sweep, tightenings continued for another 3 weeks and 5 days, but the early progress may be the reason that I was 3-4cm dilated at my due date sweep, and had a pretty quick labour at just over five hours.

Hope you're not waiting as long smile

Notjustapregnantlady Sun 18-Dec-16 23:53:03

Well i know I probably shouldn't have but just checked my cervix and I can get 2 fingers inside so hopefully these contractions are doing something!

Hawkmoth Sun 18-Dec-16 23:59:16

How exciting!

Notjustapregnantlady Mon 19-Dec-16 00:00:18

Plus a lot of blood stained mucus came out

Notjustapregnantlady Mon 19-Dec-16 00:22:55

OK so I'm having contractions with pain now period like and in my back they're lasting a minute and are coming every 2 minutes what should I do?

mum2Bomg Mon 19-Dec-16 01:53:46

Call the midwife/maternity unit, tell them everything and ask them what you should do. They'll know...

mum2Bomg Mon 19-Dec-16 01:54:07

Or that close then go to hospital!

Hawkmoth Mon 19-Dec-16 07:28:02

Oh goodness OP, how are you now?

Notjustapregnantlady Mon 19-Dec-16 08:26:27

I rang the birth centre they said I could come in if I wanted to to be assessed but I decided against it because the pains weren't strong enough, it's a good job I did because everything has stopped sad

Nikki2ol6 Mon 19-Dec-16 09:23:17

I'm almost 38wks and keep having painless regular tightenings that stop and start I have no idea about my cervix as it hasn't been checked. Iv also only ever had 1 sweet and it was during my labour and it made the pains unbareable!!!

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