I’m overdue and we decided to try sex for the first time in weeks after midwife advised it! Literally 5minutes later I am having what feels like contractions lasting over a minute and happening between every 5-6 minutes.. have a general period ache in between .
Seems waaay to fast and way to close together to soon to be real..
Or is it?
How do I know?! It says online braxton hicks are normal after sex but I’ve had those for months and they have always been painless? This is tightenings like those wheee my tummy is rock hard, but a pain all around like a belt being tightened low down inside.
This is my second but things seem to be different.
This only been going on half hour or so.. do I try sleep and ignore or get up and get last minute things done?!
Well it went on for another 4 hours quite painful and regular then I fell asleep and woke up now and it’s stopped . Although plenty braxton hicks but thy feel slightly painful which they never have.: and I don’t know if it’s starting back up or not?! Could I have dilated any that time?!seems like a long time and lots of pain to be nothing ☹️
Ah, Tatty, sounds like your body is making a start, even if it is a slow one. I think I'd try and rest if I were you, though what do you have left to sort? As I've found each time that being mentally ready really helped, i.e. That I knew everything was in place and ready.
A doula I met told me that in second and subsequent pregnancies your uterus has more receptors to the hormones that trigger labour and so can be more "irritable" - more contractions that aren't truly labour.
So started back up pains between every 5-10 minutes but goes from close together, far apart, close together.. dont think fake labour as a lot of the pain is in my bum and back thighs aswell as tummy.. quite sore but still doesn’t feel sore enough to be 5mins apart?! Aargh