Hi all, I haven't posted here much yet. I'm about 30 weeks and felt some fairly intense cramping this evening for about 10 minutes. The feeling was in my lower abdomen & somewhat menstrual-like. This is my 2nd and I didn't feel this with him, so I'm wondering if anyone else has and has an idea of what it is? The feeling has gone away now & I'm feeling baby move around. I was feeling what I thought were BH contractions earlier in the pregnancy that felt different (more like a tightening) - this was a little more painful. Any thoughts would be helpful!
Crampiness at 30 weeks
I ended up going in for an appointment with my midwives because the crampiness and sharp pains continued last night and today. It seems like it could be a combo of round ligament pain and dehydration that has led to my symptoms. I have a long commute and frequently forget to drink while I'm teaching, so I guess I need to drink more water and take breaks on my commute. Thanks for your thoughts!
Yes I'm also starting to feel more intensity with my BH ctx...totally normal stuff. At this point in the game, dehydration really is a huge deal for us and can make a HUGE difference in the way we feel.
I think it's funny that I sometimes have such a hard time remembering to drink water, seeing as how half of my days are spent getting water for children!! "Mamamaaa! I"M THIRSTY!!!!" - this is the freaking soundtrack to my life! My kids drink water ALL. DAY. LONG.....so, why do I go hours and hours sometimes without remembering to drink??? UGH!
I really agree with the water thing (esp. now that I'm dealing with a UTI)! I've found that 3 liters is about what I need every day, and the days that are the hardest are when I am running around. I finally broke down and ordered a larger water bottle and an additional one to store in the car so that I don't get stuck! Otherwise, I do get crampy and the BH's just keep coming.
For those of you finding it hard to drink water or remember. I have found just chugging a bottle of water is the way I need to do it. I stand a drink a full bottle (18oz) multiple times a day. Might not be the best way to get the water in, but I'm able to drink a lot of ounces that way. I haven't had headaches or cramping and I'm able to stop drinking water at bedtime as I'm not thirsty by that point, which is awesome. I'm down to one trip to the bathroom overnight for now.
I keep a water bottle with me at all times. I've done it for years now because I've been pregnant and/or nursing constantly for the past six years :-P It is a habit now and I don't go anywhere without my water. I still manage to get dehydrated though and that is when I turn to coconut water. That stuff tastes gross but it is a total lifesaver. A few swigs of that and I feel all better; I have to use it for some of my liquid anyway because too much water hurts my stomach.