I'm 19 weeks with di/di twins and I've been having lots of cramping this whole pregnancy. Earlier, they felt like my period was coming and I felt it in the front and back. Now, they either feel the same or I get the feeling of my uterus tightening too. I'm assuming these are braxton hicks? Is it normal to be getting them quite often? Last night, I counted them and they were coming about every 10 minutes. I drank a big glass of water and took a warm bath and they subsided after about an hour and a half, but they came back briefly again this morning. I did reorganize my upright freezer yesterday and I'm wondering if maybe I did too much.
Also, I get really watery discharge sometimes when the cramps come. Not every time, but maybe about half the time. Normal too? I feel like I have something trickling/dripping and I check my liner and there is sometimes a dime-quarter sized wet spot with no mucus, just wet. Sometimes it smells like urine and I assume I'm leaking from my bladder and sometimes it smells like normal discharge smell. I've never smelled anything sweet like amniotic fluid is described.
I asked my OB about the cramping and he said that it's probably from my uterus being so distended. I asked the perinatologist about watery discharge and she said that's normal. I just noticed last night that they seem to come together... maybe I should call next time it happens?
I feel relaxed and calm when these episodes are over, but it scares me again when they return. Since I'm before 20 weeks, I worry that they'll tell me there's nothing they can do.
For the record, I had an u/s this past friday and my amniotic levels look good and babies are very active and I've had no bleeding since early first trimester.
Any input is very welcome!