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    Default Early labour phobia

    Hi mummies,
    I'm pregnant with my second at the moment and I've been feeling some period cramping. This morning it was particularly painful with me being in tears.
    It's died down since then but I am unsure whether or not this is normal. I almost had my first bub at 33 weeks but it got stopped thanks to the brilliant nurses and doctors. Since my mum had my brother at 27.3 weeks I have this fear of going into labour early.
    Is this normal? Should I be having period cramping this early on?

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    If it continues pop into the hospital and get monitored. Better to be safe than sorry.. Not sure how many weeks you are but it could also be Braxton hicks

    Good luck

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    Default Early labour phobia

    If you have say 4 of those over an hour, I would ring. I had Braxton hicks 8-10 times a day from 28w, it could be that too

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    I'm 20 weeks, and it's kind of a constant pain and I kinda feel some tightening

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    Id go to the hospital just in case. It's probably nothing but at the same time, braxton hicks are not supposed to be painful. I think it's most likely to be constipation, gas or stretching pains but you might want to get the cervix and placenta looked at as well.

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    That's how my Braxton hicks felt. Tightening just like contractions and sometimes they seemed like they lasted 10mins. Not 60 secs like labour contractions.
    If you have 4 in a row around 15 mins apart, I would ring .
    How many has there been today?

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    Give your midwife/obstetrician/hospital a ring and ask for some advice.

    Sounds like it would be worth getting it checked out just to be safe.

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    Thanks everyone I am currently in hospital getting checked out

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    Brilliant. I'd try and get them to check the cervix with an internal as well. Let us know how you go xx

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