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    Default Constant period pain.. almost 39 weeks.

    Hi guys! As the title suggests, i am almost 39 weeks and for the past 4-5 days i have been having period pains every single day and most of the day as a matter of fact.. They haven't seem to gotten any worse, OR any less in pain so i am wondering if this could be prelabour? I have them on and off all day. I know prelabour can go for days or weeks before bub comes but i am just wondering if any of you ladies had this same time of pain along with mild back ache, a few loose stools here???

    I am booked in for my section next week so i am nervous about going into labour before the date of the surgery! What do you think these cramps could be?

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    It does sound like pre labour. Since you are book on for a cs maybe you could call and speak to a midwife, in case they want to check you. If you do go into labour they will likely do it as a emergency cs, even though it would not be an emergency. But if you are worried about not having your dr or you have reasons for not wanting to go into labour, I think a call to the hospital might be a good idea. I suspect you could be holding your bub a bit sooner than planned.

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    It does sound like pre labour. Since you are book on for a cs maybe you could call and speak to a midwife, in case they want to check you. If you do go into labour they will likely do it as a emergency cs, even though it would not be an emergency. But if you are worried about not having your dr or you have reasons for not wanting to go into labour, I think a call to the hospital might be a good idea. I suspect you could be holding your bub a bit sooner than planned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    It does sound like pre labour. Since you are book on for a cs maybe you could call and speak to a midwife, in case they want to check you. If you do go into labour they will likely do it as a emergency cs, even though it would not be an emergency. But if you are worried about not having your dr or you have reasons for not wanting to go into labour, I think a call to the hospital might be a good idea. I suspect you could be holding your bub a bit sooner than planned.
    I did call the hospital, i actually called them twice and spoke to two different midwives.. I told her the exact same thing ive said on here. The first midwife said lay down, take two panadol's, then have a hot shower and see if they go away... I did and they didn't go away, they just stayed the same.. The next day, i called explaining the situation again and this midwife said that i "probably have an upset stomach" ARGHH!

    I thought they at least would want me to come in to give me an exam, and see if i am dilated.. I was at the hospital at 36 weeks for a UTI, and a doctor did a ultrasound there, and said my cervix was nice and thin, but bub wasnt even engaged then he said.. On tuesday i had an appt with my gp who said bub was not engaged then either, then on wednesday this week i went for my morning walk - then had my antenatal appt at the hospita that morning the doctor wrote on my notes that bub has engaged 3/5.... Since tuesday/wed is when i have been having the constant cramping everyday..

    It seems that the midwives arent being very helpful, they just say take panadol and thats it! But the panadol doesnt take any of the cramps away.. I also have been waking up feeling VERY nauseous, and thats been happening since the cramping has begun... I wish i knew if i was going to go into labour, or even just a little hint.. I do know women who have had prelabour symptoms llike mine and then have gone into labour 4-5 days after the pains had started, so thats why i was curious to see if anyone else had the same thing happen to them?

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    It does sound like pre labour to me, are the pains increasing at all or becoming closer together?


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    They do feel like they are increasing in pain everyday, and they are coming a little more often then say 4 days ago.. Last night i was woken up EXTREMELY fast with the urge to do number 2 .. (sorry tmi ) and i had diarherra like something shocking.. I wasn't feeling sick or anything and had no idea it was coming on. After i spent about 15 mins in the loo i went back to bed fine, but was having a few cramps here and there. I have woken up this morning feeling very crampy too.

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    I think you need to try speaking to your care providers again, maybe ask to speak to someone higher up?


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    STILL having prelabour pains.. I am seeing my gp today so hopefully something exciting happens there!


 

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