Contractions in my lower abdomen

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I'm 38 weeks and I"m having a little bit of pain in my abdomen, like when I have my regular menstruation. Are these contractions?
I woke up this morning have pain in my lower abdomen on my right side. It hurts pretty bad. Sometimes I have cramps which I know may be contractions, but this hurts even when those are gone. I am 36 weeks, so I don't know what it is. Do you think it may be something serious or should I wait it out a little longer? Do you think it might be my appendix?
Its a different kind of hard, it'll be kind of like cramping. I know for me it starts in my back and.in my lower abdomen (like menstrual cramps in my lower abdomen) and move up through my whole stomach. I can't walk or talk or hardly breath, and while the menstrual like cramps make stay the.other stuff will come and go.
This is my second child and I do not remember being to sore with my first. For the past couple of days I have been sore in my lower abdomen. It feels as though the baby has plopped himself right above my public bone.... I have been waddling and everything! Has anyone else experienced this? Is is normal?
What actually contactions feel like ...this is my first baby...does it hurt in abdomen or lower vaginal...?
Was it a contraction? I had sharp pain in my lower abdomen but it like went down into my vagina? It lasted over a minute.
Mine was a sudden sharp pain in my lower abdomen that literally brought me to my knees. Last for like 30 sec then a couple mins later it came back. Contractions got closer and closer together. Didn't vomit until about an hour before I started pushing. Sry TMI haha.
On my left side right over my overy is a very sharp pain, i have cramps along my lower belly, (feels more like contractions than reg. AF cramps)and I ache BAD in my groin/vaginal area, thighs and lower back and sometimes through the day I have this horrible sharp feeling like a knife is going up me through vagina and twisting into my uterus. It's very sharp. that comes and goes, but is happening more and more. sometimes it will wake me up at night and I can't move.
today I have been getting Sharp pains in my lower back and tightening in my lower abdomen..are these actual contractions or braxton hicks...
I've also been having Braxton Hicks contractions for the past month but they were mostly mild pain in my lower abdomen and my stomach hardening and once I would lay on my left side and drink a bunch of water they would eventually subside. Also the baby is still moving but when he kicks during the cramping it feels like my uterus is going to break open. Is this what contractions feel like or does it sound just like normal pregnancy pains?
I'm 40+3weeks pregnant and I've been feel cramps in my lower abdomen and back... Are those contractions? What am I suppose to look for?
I literally just got home from my doctor and they had to stop my contractions. For me it started out in my lower abdomen on only the left side. They were so strong I couldn't move or breathe through them and it left me with tears in my eyes after each one. Those went away and about an hour later i started feeling a cramping that I can only explain as feeling almost like diarrhea cramps, in my whole belly.. It quickly started wrapping around into my back and my spine.
true contractions are felt in your lower back and lower abdomen area. Braxton hicks are like a tightening of your lower abdoment with no pain. The true contractions fell like extreme tightening in you lower abdomen, when you feel your abdomen it will hard like a rock. A contraction starts out slow and peaks and then goes away slow. hope this helps.
when we were leaving I ended up with really sharp pains in the top of my belly and lower abdomen, and when I would sit it would hurt so bad I couldn't breathe. I know the baby is head down and lightning but i dont know if i lost my mucus plug.. could this be contractions or something else?
Hi ladies I need some advice I'm a ftm 39 wks, I have been having period like cramps all day that come and go these are right across my lower abdomen and spread to my hips. My back has also been killing me all day. Does this sound like contractions? I have been told u will know when it's time but how?
For everyone my braxton hicks are just tightening in the top of my tummy.
I know when one is starting because I get this dull pain in my lower back (ouch) and it wraps around to my lower abdomen and my stomach gets super tight. Its very uncomfortable and the pain is intense at times. I tolerate pain pretty well but this is a different feeling and I can't seem to control it.
Im 28 weeks i was bleeding last nite so today i went to the doc to get checked and he told me everything looked good n my cervix was closed wen i got home i started getting really bad pains in my lower abdomen it feels like cramps but i cant stand the pain what can this be im so worried?
Labor with my daughter I had pain throughout my entire abdomen it would actually cause me to double over most the time...
I feel cramping in my abdomen, tightning in my stomach, and lower back pains and aches. I guess our bodies are just getting ready.
Will I feel braxton hicks contractions or real contractions all over my lower abdomen or is it possible to feel cramping on only my left side?
Plus real contractions at least for me have wrapped around my whole lower abdomen starting from the back to the front in a pattern, and while Braxton hicks can be painful I always felt real contractions were more painful and lasted longer
Right before I went to go to bed I had some bad cramping in lower abdomen. I went to relieve myself and turns out to be diarea ( sorry about tmi) so after fell asleep for about 45 min then woke up horrible cramping and pain top of belly I though it was because my stomach and BM seem to be off tonight. But now the pain is coming and going and even after a hot shower and cold glass of water it's not stopping. Could this be contractions? I thought you felt contractions lower belly.
Well ladies, I started having my bloody show/loss of mucous plug on a Wed, lost the last chunk of blood tinged mucous on a Sunday afternoon and delivered my little girl Monday evening. So I would say you could be a few days away. Also, my contractions did not feel anything like they say contractions should feel like. They weren't a tightening in the lower back that radiates to the lower abdomen nor were they a tightening from the top of the uterus that radiates to the bottom.
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?
You will probably start feeling what they call Braxton-Hicks contractions at any time. It is a tightness in your abdomen that can last anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. They are not painful, sometimes uncomfortable and VERY sporadic. Drinking a glass of water can make them stop, or changing position sometimes works too. Later in pregnancy, they will become more frequent and possibly more uncomfortable, but are perfectly normal and your bodies way of preparing for the real ones.
Around this point I feel my stomach muscles tighten from the top of my bump down to my pelvic area and it sorta radiates across. Then you have the apex - this is when I feel it in my lower back and its painful enough to take my breath away. This is where birthing classes are VERY helpful because they teach you how to breathe here without hyperventilating. In keeping to the rollercoaster image - your car is at the top and teetering over the edge. Then you have the descent...
i just had sex with my boyfriend about an hour ago, and now i'm having some painful period-like cramps in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. but they seem to be more constant than comming and going...could these be contractions? i'm 38 weeks 4 days. this is also the first time this has happened after sex.
Im a ftm 39+1 nd Ive been having pain in my lower abdomen kinda like period cramps and alot of pressure in my vajj nd my bottom. Some of the cramps are intense nd some arent. Ive been tryin to time cus ill have like 4-5 cramps in an hour but then it will stop for about an hour nd come bak. Srry for the long post but im not sure if these are contractions or not. My whole pregnancy i havent had one BH or contraction so im not sure what to look for.
Labor contractions cause discomfort or a dull ache in your back and/or lower abdomen, along with pressure in the pelvis. Some women may also feel pain in their sides and thighs. Some women describe contractions as strong menstrual cramps, while others describe them as strong waves that feel like diarrhea cramps. So hopefully this either stops, or continues on so I can get some rest haha!
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