This might be a weird question... I'm 39 weeks in my second pregnancy. I never noticed Braxton Hicks last time and this time I've had a midwife with her hand on my tummy telling me I'm having a tightening and I can't feel a thing. So I don't really know what BH feel like. Anyway this time every now and then I get this feeling of crampy pain in my lower abdomen but it's accompanied by pressure and pain in my rectum. It kind of feels like I need to sit on the loo and open my bowels. I can't move comfortably until the pain passes. Sometimes I do actually have a bowel movement afterwards so I had put it down to digestive pain but this morning I had a really strong one but no actual bowel motion afterwards. Has anyone experienced this??