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    Default Rectal pain/pressure during Braxton Hicks?

    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??

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    This happened to me too. The muscles that braxton hicks affect also move your bowels.

    I just rode it out.

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    Thanks @Rose&Aurelia , it's so uncomfortable, never had it last time! At least I'm not going crazy lol.

    @meredithgrey with my first I had a 5 day spurious posterior labour, it was pretty hideous.

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    Haha no probably not a silent labour, I wish! :-P She's definitely been head down for ages now, hopefully she's settling in! She's pretty well positioned at the moment I think (LOA) so fingers crossed she stays that way!


 

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