Yesterday I was contracting like crazy, if I stood up or tried to do anything I got so super tight. I tried a warm bath and a nap (dog wouldn't have any of that, he barked every 5 mins until I finally gave up after a half an hour..) it helped a bit but they came back shortly after. The only thing that made them go away was staying off my feet entirely, which is also the reason I didn't go into L&D to get checked out, since they did ease when I was sitting or laying. They weren't painful exactly but man it felt like my belly was in a vice grip!
Today thankfully I've had none! I think it was all a result of being way too over tired as I hadn't slept much the night before.
Anyone else have crazy contractions from lack of sleep?
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Yikes, glad they went away!!
I've been getting some pretty good strong ones, but they go away as soon as I sit or lay down though. I don't think mine have much to do with sleep (or lack thereof lately!), but if I'm on my feet for too long (like spending a few hours in the kitchen cooking), then I get them pretty strongly.
I get so excited reading about all the new babies on the January board it makes me wonder if any of us are going to meet our babies early.
Everytime someone has their baby I check out their due date. You guys are next and I'm all excited because then there's only ONE month in front of me!
Crystal, I hope that your contractions stay away. I read a lot about people who aren't drinking enough water or stressed out or not sleeping, they have contractions ... so apparently alot causes them
I have been in some extreme pain lately with something awful! My symptom is if I am sitting prolonged and stand up, my lower pelvic/abdomen hurts really bad and gets really tight... wouldn't call it a contraction, but definitely think there might be a baby's head behind my pelvic bone causing me some bad pain
I'm also having some contractions that are probably to do with lack of sleep and spending too much time on my feet. Also if I lift things, like my 3 year old, that tends to lead to at least one. It's hard to avoid standing and lifting when I'm still working and you know taking care of a 3 year old, but I do what I can. I try to stop whatever I'm doing and take a nap when DD does whenever I can.
Oh wow, glad the contractions stop when you take it easy! Try to get more rest and keep your feet up...though, I know it's getting more difficult. Hopefully you were able to get some sleep last night!
I get BH contractions all the time but they aren't painful. I mostly get them if I've been on my feet a whole lot.