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Anyone had experience of early contractions (31 weeks)?

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lovelyjubilly Mon 06-Nov-17 20:13:56

Hi everyone,
Called triage last night and went in to be monitored as I was experiencing what they called 'tightenings'. They sent me home as cervix was closed and I'm not expected to go into labour in the next few days.
Today I have been feeling much the same as yesterday though (feels like mild contractions on-and-off, usually felt in my lower back). Has anyone experienced anything like this? What was the outcome? I obviously want the baby to stay put as long as possible but also can't imagine wanting to feel like this for the next 8 weeks! I'm a bit uncomfortable!

Themummy76 Mon 06-Nov-17 21:34:30

You should time them see if they get more regular
If it was me I would go back and ask for that test which shows whether Labour immient not just rely on the cervix as my cervix went from 0-10 in a few hours

Themummy76 Mon 06-Nov-17 21:36:10

Oh snd I had weeks of early labour contractions (yep weeks!) but mine started at 36 weeks so I didn’t have the early concern. I found baths helped ease them and walking or doing too much made them worse so try and rest up if you can

lovelyjubilly Tue 07-Nov-17 09:13:37

They come and go. At their worst they're about every 5 minutes for 45 seconds, usually in the evenings. But I can also have large parts of the day feeling absolutely fine.

I swing between knowing that I need to take it easy and also knowing that I can't spend the next 8 weeks sat on my backside (I also have a 5yo and 7yo).

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