I'm now 38 weeks, lost my mucus plug a few days ago (pretty sure, anyways) and for the past two days I've been having a good amount of contractions but they haven't been regular, just painful. Normally, I would chalk it up to BH and move on, but I've also been having LOTS of other pain.
My back is absolutely brutally aching. All in my lower back, usually all around and during my contractions it really (!) hurts. I took a hot shower and it helped dull it a bit, but it's still coming back.
Also, my hips and thighs and pelvic bone areas are killing me! I can't stand without TONS of pressure and it hurts so much I can barely walk and have to hold onto things to support me.
I don't know if this is just normal, if its maybe early labour or if its back labour... But I don't know what to do! I'm holding out for when its completely unbearable, but I was always told that labour was all about the contractions... And I'm kind of feeling like maybe my labour is just different?
I almost want to go in now, see if I've been making progress and if not, BEG them to induce me :/ which I never thought I'd want!
Please help if you can!