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Has anyone experienced this?
I'm thinking that I'll just see if they are regular...and rest a bit.
Usually menstrual like cramps=contractions=labor. Maybe call doctor? Or drink water and lay down for an hour first to see if they go away? But thats what labor felt like with my first. Keep on eye on them and good luck!
I have the exact same thing most of the time. My midwife said they are definitely practice contractions but they're most likely so mild that I don't feel or experience the tightening.
I started noticing them around week 33 and now I'm starting week 36 and I do get some tightening. I wouldn't worry about it unless you've lost your mucous plug, have bleeding or other strange discharge as well as the ability to time them. Your body is gearing up, lady!
Zoe Florence | born at home | 2.19.13
danielledahling:I have the exact same thing most of the time. My midwife said they are definitely practice contractions but they're most likely so mild that I don't feel or experience the tightening.
This is correct. I wouldn't really worry about them unless they increase in intensity or start becoming timeable (which would probably also come with tightening). Maybe just drink some water and rest and they'll probably go away. Of course if your care provider has told you to call with something like this you should, but typically mild cramping is normal and nothing to worry about. You might bring it up at your next appointment just so your provider can tell you specifically what to watch for/when to worry.