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If it's consistent, can this be a bad thing? Around 3:00 yesterday I got it at least 4 times every hour until about 9:00. Then today I have already got it at least 3 times.
FishNchips1:it's something you can't control.. I get it a lot!
I know. I just didn't know if it can be a bad sign at some point.
I have it too. All day, every day. I have it in the front of my cooch, like I fell off a bike and hit the center support. My gyno said that is was normal because my pelvis is shifting to support the weight of our baby girl and to also allow her passage. The area that hurts me is called the pubic symphysis. It's a joint with cartilage that joins my left and right pubic bones.
During pregnancy, the body's release of a hormone called relaxin peaks. This slows digestion (to allow for greater absorption of vitamins and minerals and can contribute to consipation), allows for shifting of joints, (sofening of the pubic symphysis) and helps the body tolerate & progress through labor.
Since the pubic symphysis pain is not enough to deal with, my sacrum also kills. I cannot lay flat on my back anymore. Same reason here. My joints are moving in response to the baby. But, it's all worth it!
italianqt312:I liked to call it Vagina Knives. Its not contractions.... my doctor said it was the baby hitting nerves in the cervix. I think he was trying to claw his way out!!
LMAO!!! That is my EXACT interpretation of what it is!!! It feels like she is trying to claw her way out!!! lol!! I've never heard anyone else say it like that before!!! My friends and family think I'm crazy when I say that.............but it's exactly what it feels like!!!
Mine happens mostly if I walk alot, it definitley feels like she's Freddy Kruger!!!
I was actually getting this this morning. The pain feels like a stabbing or shooting pain in my vagina. My doctor said it's all part of Braxton Hicks. It would make sense if it has something to do with the baby putting pressure on a nerve - my shooting pain is accompanied by major baby movement.
I wonder if there is any connection to dilation though??
I start these a month ago, now at 38 weeks I'm getting it constantly. I'm getting contractions too, and the cervix pain is way worse than the contractions. They make me roll into a ball and cry.
Unfortunately, while the contractions may do something to move it all along, apparently the baby's head on the cervix doesn't do anything but hurt.
It's not forever, it's not forever, it's not forever.
That happened to me too around my 30th week...
It was very shocking and stopped me in my tracks...
Nothing to do but cross your legs and wait for it to be over...lol
Thank you so much for posting this. I thought I was going crazy because no one I know has ever mentioned anything like this and I felt so awk asking people about random indescribable vag pain. I've been getting it almost every time I move my pelvis. I am soo relived that I'm not weird or have some strange disease. This phrase cracked my husband and I up.. Priceless!!
I've been experiencing this since 36 weeks. It is a bizarre sensation and makes me jump out of my chair as others have described.
Thanks so much for posting this. I tried to do some research to figure out what I was feeling, but found very little information.
It is reassuring to learn that others have experienced the same thing.