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2:30 This Morning?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ok this is most likely a dumb question, but here goes...

About 2:30 this morning I woke up, went to the bathroom and when I got back into bed some really bad cramps started... They seemed to start around my cervical area and radiate up to my belly and back... This continued for about 30-45 seconds then let up for about 4 mins, I went on that way for about 45mins (crampy pain 30-45/ break 4 mins), then I had a longer break like for about 10-15 mins, then back to the pain/break for another 20 mins or so, then like magic it just stopped?
What the HECK was that? I have had cramps lately and MUCHO discharge, but nothing like that..
I feel dumb, like I should know, but this is my first baby and I just do not know things are "supposed" to feel like... ???
I had to wake my hubby and I felt really bad...

Advice? Ideas as to what was happening? I still feel a little crampy this morning, but not bad...

Sorry for the long post...

~Steph
post #2 of 6
Gas?



When you changed position, drank water, relaxed, used mental focus, did the cramps seem to ease up? You were able to comfortably back to sleep?

When you say you feel crampy this morning, is it general crampiness, or are you feeling more regular intervals of cramps?

Could be early labor... or, honestly, could be gas/constipation/diarrea... its sometimes difficult to tell as the end gets closer - because the pressure from BH can really push on the digestive system & make you feel crampy.

Are you feeling your baby move normally today?

How far along are you? You could give your midwife/doc a call if you're concerned. But I think that if the regular cramps have eased up, you don't have any bleeding or fluid leakage (not mucous, I mean like amniotic fluid), then I'd say its probably normal.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Ks Mama View Post
Gas?



When you changed position, drank water, relaxed, used mental focus, did the cramps seem to ease up? You were able to comfortably back to sleep?

When you say you feel crampy this morning, is it general crampiness, or are you feeling more regular intervals of cramps?

Could be early labor... or, honestly, could be gas/constipation/diarrea... its sometimes difficult to tell as the end gets closer - because the pressure from BH can really push on the digestive system & make you feel crampy.

Are you feeling your baby move normally today?

How far along are you? You could give your midwife/doc a call if you're concerned. But I think that if the regular cramps have eased up, you don't have any bleeding or fluid leakage (not mucous, I mean like amniotic fluid), then I'd say its probably normal.

Gas? Well I did not think of that, maybe so...

Nothing I did, water, walking, position change, potty did anything to stop it and I was only able to go back to sleep after it stopped.

This morning I am feeling sharp(not unbearable) cramps in my vagina/cervix area and they are coming and going off and on.

Baby boy is moving just like he usually does, in fact while it was bad last night he moved more than usual.

I will be 35 week tomorrow and as far as leaking, no just mucus.


Thanks!
~Steph
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by StephNelson View Post
Nothing I did, water, walking, position change, potty did anything to stop it and I was only able to go back to sleep after it stopped.

This morning I am feeling sharp(not unbearable) cramps in my vagina/cervix area and they are coming and going off and on.

Baby boy is moving just like he usually does, in fact while it was bad last night he moved more than usual.

I will be 35 week tomorrow and as far as leaking, no just mucus.
That sounds very similar to what I was having just over a week ago : When I called the Dr at 1:45am (after 3hrs of the cramps), he told me to keep hydrated and see if they went away. They didn't. It was only after an entire night of them (10:30pm to 6am) that they felt less like annoying menstrual cramps and more like early labour contractions and I had a bloody show (not a mucous plug). I had never had early labour, so I was confused and concerned, to say the least. My other two babes only showed signs of coming when my water broke and my contractions were severe. This baby, I was only having mild contractions even though I was fully dilated and there was no stopping the labour (they gave me some drug before checking my cervix, but the contractions kept on coming).

If the contractions take a break or go away for a good amount of time (mine didn't), then it's likely pre-labour. Actually, it could be a drawn-out early labour process, too. Either way, watch out for the mucous plug, a huge bm that clears you all out, and any extra leakage. I think you're still early enough for the Drs to want to keep baby in you, so you might want to get a cervical check and see if they can slow down the process at all. I'm not about extra pokings and proddings, but after having a 34.5 wk baby and seeing all the little squirts in the NICU, the benefits far outweigh the risks, IMO.

Also, on the plus side, all this early labour stuff is pumping baby's lungs and getting baby prepared for birth just as much as it is preparing you. Baby will more likely come out ready for the world than a baby whose mother hasn't been contracting on her own. Keep us posted!
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well it did finally stop. The cramps come back from time to time, but have not been regular at all..
My MW thinks it is just my body getting ready...

~Steph
post #6 of 6
i had HORRIBLE BH from like 4pm until 3am on tuesday. i was really nervous...the only time they calmed down was when i was sitting up. VERY long night. i think it was mostly because i was constipated....went a little bit on wed morning and had gas ALL day! theyve calmed down, but are still there...my body is still trying to go potty! :
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