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I am 29+ weeks with baby #2. Yesterday morning, I woke up nauseous, for the first time this pregnancy. I also woke up at 5am, as opposed to my usual 9am-ish, because my older son had to have dental surgery.

On the way back from the hospital after his surgery, some people in front of me slammed on their breaks because they saw a cop, so I had to slam on mine and pretty much stand my Jeep on its nose to keep from hitting them. Right after that, I had what felt like a huge contraction - but only in my mid-to-lower back. My uterus did not tighten up.

I have had these strange back-cramps several times throughout the day today. They are very uncomfortable, but not to the point where I have to stop what I am doing. Not once has my uterus tightened - just my back. I'm having a couple an hour.

This baby has been lying transverse throughout this pregnancy, and I have a high anterior placenta. Therefore, I haven't been feeling a lot of movement, only down low, near my pelvis. But, last night and today, I have started feeling movement all over.

So, my theory is that perhaps this little fellow is turning himself around to get into position, and that is causing these weird back-cramps? Anyone know if there could be truth in that?

I have no other signs of preterm labor - no vaginal fluids, nothing like that. I'm drinking lots of water and staying hydrated and cool.

Anyone know what could be going on here? At what point do I need to worry, or contact a medical professional? (I have no doctor, or midwife - I'm UP/UC - no lectures please, this is why I only post pregnancy and birth related questions on MDC - a safe haven from the mainstream world.)

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