I'm at my wits end with this, hopefully someone can help...
I'm 40w3d and have now had REALLY strong contraction like pain for 4 nights now. It starts within about half an hour to 1 hour of going to bed, and keeps coming throughout the night - no closer than 30 mins apart, but sometimes closer to an hour. Once I get up in the morning I might get 1 or 2 more they'll stop. I get some aches and pains throughout the day but nothing like at night .
The pain is extremely painful from the first one - I can hardly move! It wraps around from my lower back across my pelvis, lasts for about 30secs to a minute I think.
Aside from the pain itself, I'm hardly sleeping an am so worried that by the time this baby actually comes I will be exhausted before labour even starts.
Has anyone had this before? I've mentioned it to my OB but everything seems to be "normal" to him.
Thanks heaps in advance
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24-03-2012 08:06 #1Junior Member
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Terrible contraction like pain all night, goes in morning - 40w3d
24-03-2012 08:14 #2Senior Member
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24-03-2012 09:08 #3
I had the exact same thing. Your body is gearing up for labour. With myself, I had the night contractions for four nights, then it all stopped for a few days and I thought I'd never give birth, then one night my waters broke and it was all on at 40+6
The contractions you're feeling now are priming and slowly opening your cervix. You'll have a baby soon! Relax now while you can.
24-03-2012 09:15 #4
I had the same thing too. I woke up with contractions from around midnight to dawn for two nights, on the second morning I got up and I had had a bloody show. That night went to bed, woke up at 2am and labored til 10am when my son was born. It's just your body getting ready I know it's so bloody frustrating, but all it means is that everything is working just as it should be All the best!
24-03-2012 09:23 #5three terrific kids
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Pre labour. Horrible to go through as it is exhausting but is fantastic for you body. I experienced 2 weeks of pre labour with all 4 of my pregnancies, each real labour was less than an hour
24-03-2012 09:29 #6
Yep pre labour, I had this for 7 days straight day and night! All very painful and I kept going to the hospital telling them I was in labour and they just kept sending me home, I had DS on the 8th day!
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