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Kdonn15:I'm running into the same problem here, and am hoping my water just breaks to make the decision to go to the hospital or not and easier one
This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. When I asked my doctor, he said that the tightening of my stomach (when it would get hard) was my BH, even though I wasn't feeling anything. He told me that my AF like cramps are my contractions... I kind of looked at him funny when he told me this, but that's what he told me.
Nell1217:I have no idea, but would love to know as well. I have a few BH (maybe?) that were consistant and timeable. But nothing that really hurt, felt like really bad period cramps.
CX for me feel like the start of your period. Crampy. Mine always started in my lower back. After a while they would be in the front and back. I would have to get on all 4's to get relief. They stick around even if you lay down on your side. No matter what your position they continue to come.
Also, they get stronger. If you can't talk through them then you know
hmarsano:P.S. If it makes you feel any better, I wasn't actually convinced I was having real contractions until I got to the hospital and they hooked me up to the monitor where I could see them! Better safe then sorry though!
This made me remember when I asked my mom this question. She didn't believe she was in labor with me for 5 hours. She kept having really bad pains in her back (back labor) but her doctor had told her it wasn't contractions that she should just lay down. 5 hours later, feeling as though her back was breaking, my dad and neighbor convinced her to go to the ER. Needless to say, she had me a short time later. She definately didn't think she was having contractions lol.