I'm 34 weeks pregnant. Was hospitalised for 9 days for Threatened Preterm Labour back when I was 23/24 weeks.
On Monday I had a couple of falls, I hit my 'down there' area and fell onto my hip on the bathroom floor. Have had pains on my right side since. The past couple of days I've had diarrhoea and even more pressure in my pelvis. Baby has been head-down and 'engaged' for over a week. The past 2 mornings I've also woken up feeling very nauseous. Yesterday morning I had a few tiny spots of blood in my undies, but it was such a tiny amount I brushed it off.
All day I've had a lot of pressure 'down there' and loads of low back pain -ache- that comes and goes. This evening I started to get 'tightenings' and with each one I've also been getting low back pain and what feels like a need to go to the toilet. They aren't hugely painful, just uncomfortable. I've had 6 'contractions' in the past hour and a half. The last 3 have been much stronger than the previous 3.
Could this be back labour? Or the beginnings of early preterm labour? Have you had back labour before? What is it like? What should I be looking out for?