3rd Trimester

What exactly do contractions feel like?

I know this sounds silly but what exactly do contractions feel like. I am a FTM and have been up most of the night with super tention in my abdomen with sharp pains down near my pelvous. I am also having super bad back aches. Is this just BH or is this something i should keep an eye on and call the DR?

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Re: What exactly do contractions feel like?

  • Time them. If you have more than 7 in an hour, drink a big glass of water and lay down. If you still have more than 7 in an hour, call.

    For me, it felt like very strong menstrual cramps. If it is true labor, they will not stop. If they stop or don't keep getting stronger and closer together, it's BH.

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  • i am wondering the same thing. I have had very intense period like cramps since last night. FEels like the worst period ever
  • The best thing I can think of to describe them is like period cramps times a hundred. Make sure you time them and see if they get stronger. BH are irregular whereas real contractions are more reliable.

    If you are really unsure it never hurts to call the doctor just to double check.

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  • image jersangl:
    i am wondering the same thing. I have had very intense period like cramps since last night. FEels like the worst period ever

    Did you not have contractions last time around? 

    If I were to take a guess, it sounds like you are definitely in labor at the moment.

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  • image CoreysGal:

    image jersangl:
    i am wondering the same thing. I have had very intense period like cramps since last night. FEels like the worst period ever

    Did you not have contractions last time around? 

    If I were to take a guess, it sounds like you are definitely in labor at the moment.

    So glad someone else thought this too.

    Time them. If they haven't gone away all night, you may want to get checked out, or at least put in a call.

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  • to me they felt like a vice grip squeezing my uterus.
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  • For me a lot of my BH felt like labor contractions.  It wasn't until after I was in active labor with #1 was I able to tell right away that that's what my BH felt like most of the time!  Def keep an eye on it and see how often they are.
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  • sounds like back labor i had that with my first son. i thought contractions were all in the stomach and i was HUGE so i thought the back pain was normal because the baby was so big and i was so close to due. then my water broke and the back pain got alot worse so if you can call your doctor and have them look the workst thing they can do is say its no labor go home.

     

  • MY first daughter was adopted. THis is my first pregnancy thats why I dont know anything. I know I should probably have some kind of ticker or thing explaining it
  • Sounds like you're in labor.  Time them (from when your stomach starts to get hard until the hardness ends) and call your Dr. 
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