Hi ^^ "I'm 32 + 3 days pregnant" I've been getting cramp-like pains in my lower abdomen since last night, though they have dulled down a lot in intensity since early this morning. The pains are similar to my old period-pains I used to get. Every time I get these cramp-like pains I also get some lower back aches and very sharp shooting pains in what feels like my cervix/vagina. I'm not sure what to do, because the pains aren't awful, but they are very noticeable.
I've also been losing my mucus plug for the past 3-4 weeks and had a very large chunk come out a week ago, and then another large piece come out 2 days ago.. I had an ultrasound the other day and they tried to have a look at my cervix but I hadn't drunk enough water apparently, so they couldn't see it properly. I know that baby has been head-down and 'engaged' for a couple of weeks, so I'm assuming that's why I'm getting more and more pressure as each day goes by... I'm not having proper contractions so I don't want to go to the Hospital [even though it's only 5 minutes away] because I don't feel like I'm in enough pain for it to be an 'Emergency'.
I've had many Braxton Hicks during this pregnancy so I know what they feel like, but this feels very different to Braxton Hicks.
I just don't know what to think or what to do... or what could be causing this pain..?