@Starfish113 I'm not sure because with both my other two kids, I had period like cramping to start labor, then they moved to the pains that start in the back and wrap around to the front. I don't understand what the ones in the center would mean exactly. But I also never had noticeable cramping or tightening with my other 2 either until labor started for real. This time I've had tightening (bh) for a long time now, and I've had period cramps in the front and in my back (last Sunday night) followed by intense pressure down there (last Tuesday). At my last appointment (last weds) I was 1 cm dilated, but I'm not sure if the cramping or pressure are what caused it or if it was already like that.
@Starfish113 I've had the center/all over ones and the very top ones, both with period like cramping. I can tell the difference between the 2 and the center ones hurt a lot more. Mine have been 5 mins apart very frequently for the last week, checked twice and had no dilation. Soooo I dunno if I'm feeling the center ones incorrectly or what but they're not productive. I didn't get that info at the OB, they just said whelp good luck! So I'm glad they told you something different
I have all the joint pain. It is particularly bad in my hips at night and yesterday it felt like one od my legs was in the wrong position in the socket-- I could barely put weight on it! And my hands are sore, slightly swollen and tingly.
@jab3 it is terribly uncomfortable, I told my husband that I'm hoping with the pressure and way it feels that it's at least doing something down there, after all it feels like something being slowly ripped open down there. Hopefully that's the case for both of us and it just means we're getting close. (I never had half these symptoms with my first 2)Edit: I just saw you will be having a c/s so I guess you'll know exactly when yours is coming lol