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Third trimester cramps when walking

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Becky6X Wed 11-Sep-19 10:23:38

I'm 36 weeks today, for the past few days I'm cramping but only when walking?? I'm talking from my bedroom to the bathroom!! Not big walks.

I can spend all night with no cramps but as soon as I get up, I get them.

Anyone else??

Pinkywoo Wed 11-Sep-19 12:15:09

I've started getting this too, I'm 33+6 and can't walk far at all now even with a bump support band. I think it's just the sheer weight, combined with the baby's head being wedged in my pelvis!

CatSmize Wed 11-Sep-19 12:25:44

Yep, I started getting cramps around then. In my case, they came if I spent too much time standing up or walked a little too quickly. They also woke me up at night. The doctor didn't seem concerned.

Also, I've always had a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions from very early on but since about 36w I seem to get them by doing anything "strenuous" like standing up, walking, turning over in bed, etc! I guess I've just got an active uterus! I'm now 38w+2 and am used to the constant BH and cramps any time I move.

Becky6X Wed 11-Sep-19 22:11:04

Thank you both, I feel much more reassured!!

When you get the cramps, how long do they last?? I've read braxton hicks etc should last 1-2 mins but mine literally last 5+ !! X

GrumpiestCat Wed 11-Sep-19 22:12:46

Braxton Hicks! grin

CatSmize Thu 12-Sep-19 18:15:46

For me, BH and cramps are two completely different sensations. My BH last about 30 secs to a minute and don't hurt as such. The cramps can be 10-15 mins, fading and then coming back a few minutes later. At night though, they usually only last 5 mins til I turn over to my other side and that sorts them out.

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