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Period-type pains at 38 weeks???

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lolalotta Fri 11-Dec-09 07:54:25

Hi, I am 38 weeks pregnant and for the past 24 hours have had continual discomfort in my lower back and front... it feels like period pains. Is this commom in the last few weeks or does it mean labour might not be too far away??? The pain actually woke me up last night and is still here this morning. The "whenis it going to happen" is starting to drive me a bit crazy!!!
Any thoughts would be appreciated... thanks!

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LoveBeingAMummyKissingSanta Fri 11-Dec-09 07:56:04

Thats how mine started...i'm so excited for you!!!!!!

lolalotta Fri 11-Dec-09 09:22:03

LoveBeingAMummy thanks for your reply! How long was it until things kicked off true-labour style for you after the period-type pains??? My lower back just seems to be continually aching right now... no contractions yet, lol!!!

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nigglewiggle Fri 11-Dec-09 09:27:09

My labour with first DD started like this. It was combined with strong tightenings then it just gradually got more painful and stronger tightenings and 6 hrs later DD1 popped out. As easy as that wink.

Good luck.

maybebaby23 Fri 11-Dec-09 09:44:53

Im having these too, im 37 weeks..mine are on and off but ive been quite achey through the night and this morning, and im feeling sick too..not sure if that is a symptom? It is sooo exciting! Good luck to those who may be starting!

nigglewiggle Fri 11-Dec-09 09:48:29

Well the sickness thing could be a sign. I was sick in labour with both DD's. DD2 it was much later, but with DD1 my body had a full clear out (TMI?) in the early stages.

Double labour thread?!!

nigglewiggle Fri 11-Dec-09 13:38:21

Any news ladies?

LoveBeingAMummyKissingSanta Fri 11-Dec-09 13:41:02

Sorry was seeing to DD. The ones that woke me up were contraction and were 8-10mins apart. Maybe you're having your baby now...PUSH

maybebaby23 Fri 11-Dec-09 13:50:51

Ugh im feeling very strange today hmm Never experienced labour as had a section with DD1 before anything started so dont know what im feeling really. Just sick and BH's are stronger today. Also think my body may be clearing itself out tmi!

How are you getting on OP?

nigglewiggle Fri 11-Dec-09 14:08:53

Sounds positive maybe! I wonder if OP is otherwise engaged?

lolalotta Fri 11-Dec-09 14:49:44

Nigglewiggle, your last post made me laugh! No, nothing that exciting is happening yet, just been busy cleaning... just want things to be tidy just incase as we are planning a homebirth!
maybebaby23, This is my first so I haven't a clue what labour is going to be like either! TMI too, but I think my body is clearing itself out too! (well, as much as it can when I am taking iron tablets, lol!) I can't believe you were just sick, this really could be it for you!!! Hope you are ok!!!
Do you think feeling grumpy can be a sign of labour too, haha? I'm not feeling quite myself... maybe it was just having to do the cleaning. Oh and I have a headache too! Aches still coming and going, but still not sure if this is the start of things.
It's all so confusing!

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nigglewiggle Fri 11-Dec-09 19:35:35

Sounds like you are nesting - I reckon things are happening! Good luck with the homebirth, they are fab. Make sure you have plenty biscuits for the MW's grin.

coldtits Fri 11-Dec-09 19:45:47

Sounds like early labour to me.

They get gradually stronger and until you get to the push is kind of stays like very strong period cramps.

Good luck!

maybebaby23 Fri 11-Dec-09 19:51:42

lolalotta, sounds like you are feeling the same as me. Im not quite myself today, feel quite distant and wierd. I was up late last night cleaning and tidying! Still feeling sick and still feeling the period type aches...ugh.

Will keep you updated! Hope something happens soon for you lolalotta!

savolivia Fri 11-Dec-09 20:09:25

if in any doubt or you have concerns call delivery suite where a midwife will ask more detailed questions and give advice. Take paracetamol and warm baths for discomfort it it doesnt help labour may be starting! good luck

Mama2b5 Fri 11-Dec-09 20:12:15

Ahhh def sounds like labour ladies! relax time them and put bags near the door, maybe make some sandwiches may need something to munch on whilst on labour ward, if not for you your birthing partner! dont forget phone charger and camera!

Good luck & blessings to you both.grin

nigglewiggle Fri 11-Dec-09 23:38:41

Any babies yet? Not impatient - just broody!

maybebaby23 Sat 12-Dec-09 09:07:36

lol niggle No baby here, my aches settled down during the night and i feel pretty normal today! Will see what the day brings..

What about you lola? Hope all is well! And thankyou mama2b5 and savolivia

lolalotta Sat 12-Dec-09 12:56:53

Thankyou mama2b5 and savolovia!
Nigglewiggle and maybebaby no baby here either!!! My cramps settled down yesterday evening, I had a few last night and a few twinges this morning but nothing to the extent of the night before.I actually ended up feeling a bit dissapointed, I got everything ready and I was all prepared... and we are just so excited to meet our baby!!!
Let me know if you get anymore aches and pains maybebaby!!!

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Mama2b5 Sat 12-Dec-09 13:01:57

never mind false alarms are always going to happen! at least its made you start up your engines and do a test run! still have time for last bits if needed!

Keep us posted when your new bundles arrive ekkkk! so excited for u im not due till jan!

maybebaby23 Sat 12-Dec-09 14:00:45

Well i feel sick again this afternoon..and also TMI but am having loads of watery discharge...i have had one really strong BH which took my breath away earlier too.

You are right mama2b5, time for last bits!! I have just ordered loads of food online from tesco to be delivered, cleaned up a bit and done the washing and ironing Just incase. I am a tad hormonal today as well! DD prob thinks ive gone mad grin

DF is telling me to cross my legs hmm because im not due til new years eve and he is doing loads of overtime over christmas! The extra money would be fab but any ideas how to keep in a baby that is on her way?? Hmm lol.

Hope you are doing ok lola

lolalotta Sat 12-Dec-09 15:31:04

The back ache has returned...hmm
I'm due Xmas day! We were hoping she might make an appearance before then, lol! Do you know if you are having a boy or girl?

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maybebaby23 Sat 12-Dec-09 16:04:11

Aaarrghhh i have backache now too

Wow due xmas day! We are having a girl Im hoping she either comes now or waits until after xmas day as we have DD here and i would hate to miss xmas day with her..

Mama2b5 Sat 12-Dec-09 21:16:22

Ahhh, well ladies sometimes alot of time due dates dont matter and when baby wants to come they will!grin
whoever has had will know the onstart - backache, a show and ermm pain!!! contractions need to be timed and when 10/5 mins ermm a nice minute snack pack, camera and phone with charger!grin

shall i say good luck or legs cross this time!

maybebaby23 Sun 13-Dec-09 11:05:51

Arghh i have been up all night feeling "wierd" hmm and sick, with constant lower back ache and on and off period pains....don't know whats going on but wish it would hurry up if this is it! Am seeing the midwife tomorrow so we shall see I dont have pain as such, just aching..and no show.

How are you lolalotta?

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