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I swear s/he is pinching my cervix - twinges? anyone else?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
What are those twinges down there???

There's all kinds of activity down way low these days. I think my baby is dancing John Travolta-style. Every once in a while I feel a sharp twinge - it feels exactly as though the baby is pinching my cervix.

Is anyone else having these? I've got four weeks left. What is that?

I think I'm secretly hoping that it is me dilating and by the time I go into labor I'll be almost there!!
post #2 of 22
DS2 and DS3 both did that. I believe it was their tiny little hands scrabbling way down low, or pushing the crown of their head against my cervix. OUCH!
post #3 of 22
dd used to do that. it drove me nuts. :
post #4 of 22
I think its your cervix getting ready. With ds I had cramps, twinges, all sorts of cervical sensations for the last 4-5 weeks. I loved it - I knew my body was getting lots of work done early.
post #5 of 22
Yup had it with DD, and have it now- my babes have always been head down and engaged at that point- so its a good thing!
post #6 of 22
Both of mine have done that! It used to freak me out last time that she was going to just fall out or something.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Paquerette - I have the same feeling. I know it is just paranoid pg brain talking, but sometimes I'm sure the baby is just going to push him/herself out right there and then. Or I'm convinced it is enough pressure that my water is going to break.

I guess this is good, it is spurring me into action - got to get those last minute things done!
post #8 of 22
I keep telling dh that this one feels like he's trying to crawl out of me!! I "think" I have about a week left...so I could go anytime now and I never felt this kinda scratchy, pinchy-like feelings down there with the other babies. Weird!
post #9 of 22
i used to imagine a little foot just pushing it's way through the cervix.
post #10 of 22
I am only 28 weeks but I've been having those uncomfortable cervix twinges for about a week. It feels like the baby is trying to punch his way right out of my cervix, and it hurts! When it happens I gasp and jump about a foot in the air.
post #11 of 22
I had those with DS and I'm having them again with this baby. Only 28 weeks myself.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dillpicklechip View Post
I am only 28 weeks but I've been having those uncomfortable cervix twinges for about a week. It feels like the baby is trying to punch his way right out of my cervix, and it hurts! When it happens I gasp and jump about a foot in the air.
I'm only 23 weeks and she is constantly punching my cervix. Ugh!
post #13 of 22
I'm 39 weeks and have felt it a lot this week. I went for a jog/walk today and afterwards felt it for about an hour so hopefully I jiggled him/her down a little! But those twinges are definitely a little painful at times! I sure hope it means my cervix is doing something
post #14 of 22
I had horrible kicking/twinge like feelings and my DS was a footling breech when I went into labor. But never had them with my DD who was head down. With DS it was so painful that I'd cry and try to get into positions to make it stop!!
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
OOh bummer. I was really hoping that it meant this little bambino was head down. I guess it is no indication of that.

Yes, it does hurt quite a bit, but luckily just sharp jabs of pain, not ongoing, burning can't-make-it-go-away-pain (I'm having plenty of that at the top of my belly.)
post #16 of 22
I had this, too, with my first pregnancy. Turns out he was in there (head down) with his little hand at his temple. He slept like that for weeks after he was born.
post #17 of 22
I get poked in the cervix too. Nice and sharp. Fun.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by gwerydd View Post
i used to imagine a little foot just pushing it's way through the cervix.
lol... that's EXACTLY what it feels like to me. My little guy has been doing it a lot lately.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by gwerydd View Post
i used to imagine a little foot just pushing it's way through the cervix.
The other day I felt this too. I seriously thought something had poked on through and it hurt soo bad!
post #20 of 22
This is EXACTLY what keeps happening to me! It feels awful - pinching, pinching, pinching - it stops me in my tracks completely. I just hope it's a sign of the head engaging, since with DD her head never engaged and it ended up a C section - so I'm taking this as a good sign!

37 weeks and counting!
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