Im around 38 weeks pregnant and all day my stomach has been getting very hard an tight and quite uncomfortable. I have also had very severe back pain for the last few hours the tightenings in my stoach have started to get painful and are getting worse as is the pain in my back. when i walk it gets worse. i havnt been able to isolate individual contractions though so im not sure if thats what it is nor have i been able to calculate the time between the pains/ tightenings. I also have a really strong feeling of needing to go to the toilet (both bowel and bladder) when i have gone severall times already and there just isnt anything there.
Also in the last few days i have had alot of night sweats been very uncomfortable and felt alot of pressure in my vagina and on my tail bone. I have been taking raspberry leaf extract tablets, used a breast pump and taken 15ml of castor oil this morning in the hopes of bringing on labour.