Hi, I'm more of a lurker on this website, but I do occasionally pop up now and again for advice.
So the problem this time is...... =)
I'm 37+3 and last night had about 45 minutes of what felt like mild contractions, the pain was in my lower tummy area and round my back.....to the point where I was having to get up and try all different positions to get comfy.
The pains went a way, but for the rest of the night, including during the night in bed I was feeling a dull ache in my back.
Today I'm still in discomfort....not loads, but the twinges have been coming and going for most of the day. Along with a couple of trips to the loo (tmi) and hot flushes....clamminess and generally feeling like sh*te.
This is my third pregnancy and with the other two I went two weeks over and was induced, so I really have no no experience of going into labour naturally, I am aware I would bloody know about it if this was IT, but is this maybe the beginnings of labour, should I expect to be going soon? I didn't have any of these feelings with the other two....I think!!
Any advice, comments, similar experiences would be truly appreciated.
I'm also 37 weeks with my third and have had similar feelings today. MW said third time round you are more likely to have false starts. As I haven't had a show not have my waters broken I don't think this is 'it' but if I were you and worried I would call MW.
I had these pains and irregular contractions for 1 week and it was early labour, it woke me up in the night sometimes too. eventually i went into labour. keep a close eye on it and see the midwife if you're at all worried. i went to the hospital a couple of times during that week and they checked for dilation and the strength of the contractions.