With DD my early labor contractions felt like menstrual cramps, but...today I've been having on-and-off "gas" pains. No gas though! And no need to to poop. Has anyone experienced contractions like this? Moms who've had more than 1 birth - did your experience of labor pains change between births?
what do your early labor contractions feel like?
i've never had anything more than painless BH type ctx before being like half way to having a baby (4-5+ CM) .. once my ctx are painful, i only feel them in my cervix/down low .. and they really don't feel like anything else .. not gas or menstrual pain or any of that. ..
this time i have had some painful/pressure-y cervix pain type ctx. over the past few weeks that obviously didn't indicate labor and that has been the biggest difference for me so far this pregnancy.. i've never had a ctx that hurt and not been in labor before this time..
i have been having crampy feelings for days..... I will be in the car and randomly think..... 'oh, am I going to start my period?' hahaha.... so out of touch, right?
With DD2, I had BH that just started getting a little more intense and closer together, then all of a sudden, I was thinking, OK, this is it..... but it happened quick after that.
I had either painful prodromal labor or looooong early labor with my son. Several days of frequent, uncomfortable contractions that I couldn't cope well with lying down but that weren't really dialating me much at all. I still couldn't tell you *when* exactly "real" or "active" labor kicked in.