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kmc217:I would assume it was your body getting closer and closet to being ready for labor. The end of pregnancy is in no way comfortable. If you are 37 weeks, they aren't going to do anything anyways so try and relax. Take a warm bath. If the cramps start to become regular and get more intense, start timing and if they are regular/every 5 min, call your OB back.
That's good advice. Thank you! I guess I just needed some reassurance that it IS normal.
FTM so take everything I say with a grain of salt, but I've been having a lot of cramping too. I asked my OB about it and he said that cramping can come along with the baby dropping and not to worry unless it is coming every 3 minutes. I had a (what I am sure was a contraction) the other day and got ready to start timing and nothing so I am assuming that it just happens.
I know this was super unhelpful but just wanted you to know my Dr. said the same thing and you aren't alone. If you have a chance to go to the pool I would highly recommend it. Made all my aches, pains and even the cramping feel so much better.
Thank you so much ladies. I definitely feel better about it knowing that it really is just the end of pregnancy stuff. I definitely appreciate your input!
Prim, I am 37 weeks...
If it's not producing any dilation, it's just practice. Unfortunately, it's uncomfortable practice instead of the classic BH.
Hopefully it doesn't go on too long! I've been having them for the past few weeks, too. And they really do get your hopes up that something might happen soon! ;)