Contractions during period

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So i just read contractions are like period cramps +10. When i have a period i get really bad back cramps and not so Much abdominal cramps so i guess my question is will i have more back labor contractions then abdominal?? Or does it matter how your period cramps were?
Yeah ^ they're a lot worse than period cramps. But the pain is still manageable. At least for me. I waited at home till I was 9cm and went to hospital had my baby within an hour. I didn't want meds and the pain wasn't that bad for meds anyway. But could feel differently for everyone else.
Try not to worry. Contractions feel like period pains but they start off mild, gradually get stronger and then fade away again. The more contractions you get, the stronger they become. Also if you place your hand on your tummy you can usually feel it harden during a contraction. Trust me when I say you will know when it starts. Im on pregnancy number 5.
So I heard contractions feel like when you get your period (cramps) . I've never had cramps before or during a period. So am I suppose to just watch your pain in my tummy? I'm 37weeks 2 days and haven't had any.
When labor hit with my daughter contractions were painful like really painful. So far all I'm feeling is what feels like period cramps not sharp more dull and dont last very long.
How far along are you? Are they taking your breath away at all?
My period cramps don't even compare to contractions and I had horrible period cramps lol! I had a quick labor though so I had some really intense contractions.
Can someone explain exactly how natural birth is? Also how contractions are? Im not sure if I had them or not I think it was during sex because it was a cramping feeling on the side of my stomach. Can someone please leave me Comments! Thanks!
I have a question about contractions, this is my first pregnacny and what I read is that your belly gets hard during a contraction my problem is since I was about 18 weeks along my belly would get hard if I walked or did any sort of activity. The last 2 days I have had this pinching like feeling in areas, pressure pretty low by my pubic bone, and some mild menstrual like cramps.
I've had contractions (went into labour prematurely @ 26 weeks) but I'm a ftm so I haven't been in full blown labour but my contractions felt like pressure, like bub was pushing out but all over my stomach, and I was having bad period like cramps. But it may be different for everyone!
Idk if ive been having contractions or just pains from being pregnant. My lower back has throbbing sharp pains during the day.. but its not an off an on thing. Its constant. And then at night, i get period like cramps when i lay down. But when i sit up, they seem to go away. Im a ftm, and not really sure what to expect. Im being induced this Thursday. Does anyone think i should go to the hospital if it happens again tonight? I need opinions.
I have never had that....I haved delivered 2 babies vaginally. Real contractions are exactly like menstrual pains...to the most. I somehow during my first pregnancy thought labor pains would be my ENTIRE tummy....it is NOT. The contractions are down low, across the lower abdomen, and in the lower back...They feel like a really bad period. The sharp pains in your breasts might be milk glands preparing for their duties....Hope that I helped...how far along are you?
Are they coming and going? Is it tolerable or not? My contractions felt like a period cramp that wrapped around my back. It honestly felt like I had to have a bowel movement and couldn't. If they continue either way I'd get it checked and see what's causing them.
I was also having bad cramps that felt like period cramps but worse and it turns out I was having contractions. They gave me a pill and a shot to stop the contractions and then sent me home.
To any already mommas, once contractions start how long will they last? Are they short, long, mixed? Ftm getting close to due date and super curious!
hi,im 20yrs old & my period was 7 weeks an 5 days late. finally it came last night(4-13-08) it started off light pinkish color then in the morning it was reg.color now today i used the bathroom an a blood clot the size of a quater came out of me like a dark purple color! is sumthing wrong?i took 5 hpt an 1 blood test all neg. so i dont think its a misscarrige,im scrared.. please w/b.
I am not sure if I am having contractions or not?? I am having very uncomfortable period like cramps in my lower belly/ pelvic area. They come and go.. What do you think???
For me my contractions got close together and really intense. So much so that I couldn't talk during my contractions and had to force myself to breathe. Timing your contractions is really the key, if you get them 3-5 mins apart for at least an hour and they are really intense then it might be baby time. It typically doesn't happen right after you use your plug. I went into labor weeks after I lost my plug.
IM a first time mom so I am confused can someone please explain what I'm feeling? Its a kind of feeling in my lower stomach like if I'm about to start my period I get this SLIGHT PAIN feeling... I'm 37 weeks!
I'm 39 weeks and have yet to feel one painful contraction, I'm really nervous that I'm not going to know when I'm in labor since I haven't felt anything painful yet, I don't even know what contractions are supposed to feel like other than the tightening I feel from Braxton Hicks. Or if I get painful contractions and think I'm in labor then I get sent home because I'm not...
Its starting to ease up more, but it still hurts. Do you just get contractions where you would if you were to cramp during your period or is it your whole belly? I was thinking about taking a hot shower to see if it made me feel any better but im definitely gonna call my dr.
How does contractions feel?? Is it like cramps... Does everyone feel contractions before and during labor?? Would I know when am in labor??
Well, I'm pretty sure they are contractions. They feel like period cramps. When I get my period my cramps are VERY mild, just like a reminder that my period is coming, haha. Well, today, they are pretty strong. Everybody tells me they are contractions. Anyway, my questions are: - How many am I supposed to get in an hour, - How aften are they supposed to happen, and - How long are they supposed to last?
Hey there, the problem with answering the question is many people have many different kinds of contractions, however im gonna give it a bash from what I know and have been told by midwives, here goes, the feeling in the top of the uterus could very well be contractions because this is where the tightest feeling will occur, thats why the midwives put the sensor pad up there during labour to monitor the contractions, however, depending on how far along you are they might also be braxton hixxs cont
Believe me you will know when its time to go to hospital when the contractions hit hard...does your stomach get rock hard and tight during the contractions your having like very intense tight?