Last Friday I started having serious back & hip pain along with contractions (starting around 1.5 hours apart and ending the day about 7min apart but never getting more intense and not always consistent). I sat on my birth ball a lot and took a bath and shower, finally the back pain let up and so did the hip pain. Saturday and Sunday I had contractions throughout the day but they would stop and start with no real pain, just made me uncomfortable off and on. I woke up both days with tons of energy and got some serious cleaning done around the house along with walks outside and some shipping. I felt the baby move down while on the birth ball Sunday evening and since then she feels really low. Yesterday I had my 39w 2d OB appt and I'm barely 50% effaced (if that) and not dilated - I actually asked to be checked since I was so paranoid after this weekend and I live so far from the hospital where I'll deliver since the local hospital has a VBAC ban.
Well, I slept GREAT last night and was ready to jump out of bed again today to get more done only to realize the minor period-like cramps I was having while laying in bed are getting a bit stronger and more uncomfortable. And now my hips are aching again.
I guess I'm writing this because I'm starting to get paranoid about something going wrong with my scar or something. I haven't worried about this AT ALL during my pregnancy, I knew VBAC was for me and I still believe it. However, now I'm scared.
Are there any signs I should look for, like abnormal pains or anything that might indicate a problem?
Anyone else have period-like cramping and lots of false labor before their VBAC?
I'm sick of hearing a healthy baby is the outcome that we're all hoping for because I'll be so upset if I don't get my VBAC. Yes, of course I want a healthy baby but this is very important to me and I'm starting to get a little freaked out. After all I've been through to get to this point (with my baby being breech and then having a successful ECV) I just can't imagine getting to the end and having another c-section.