So I told my doctor I was worried I wouldn't know if I was in "real" labor after all these episodes of preterm labor. She assured me I would know. Yesterday I had mild cramps/contractions sporadically. Today, they started out that way and now I am not sure what to think. Sometimes they feel like real contractions that are slightly painful, sometimes my whole belly gets hard and it feels more like a cramp, and then sometimes all I feel is radiating pain going through my back. I am so uncomfortable, but then again it doesn't feel like real labor. I just knew with DS and could time them, but I don't feel like that this time. Either way, something is going on. Oh and I have had bowel movements 7 times since yesterday morning. I wish someone could feel what I feel and tell me what they think, lol.
Ugh, that has to be frustrating. Everything I've ever read/been told is that if it's the real deal, they'll get longer/stronger/more frequent. If they don't, then it's probably not the real deal. That said, I've been induced with my others, so I have no experience with going into labor on my own.
Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d
May 26, 2010 - 7w1d
It sounds like your body is doing something, hopefully it will get more clear as to what exactly it is doing.
~~ Yaeli ~~
DH since 6/24/04
DS1 - 4/9/06
DS2 - 8/22/08
DD - 5/6/13
Oh yeah Yaeli. Let me know what the dr says. If this keeps up tomorrow I might just call and see if they want me to come in. I am hurting pretty bad now. I will have a strong contraction then it feels like radiating back pain. It either needs to progress or go away lol
I feel the same way. Sometimes I have AF-like cramps and sometimes I have tightening without pain (BH contrax I assume), sometimes I have tightening with some pain, and sometimes I have pain that radiates thru my lower back. Nothing thats consistent or even timeable. Boo. I ready for my baby to be here.
I'm right there with ya... I have been having contractions every 10-15 minutes apart for about a week now.. some of them are so strong they bring tears to my eyes, hips HURT like no other and my back...ugh. But whenever I've had REAL labor they do get longer, stronger and closer. I think that all these contractions are HOPEFULLY helping bring him down, and help dilate. we'll see I go to the dr tomorrow too