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#1 of 6 Old 02-14-2011, 07:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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hello listmates,

 

I am 38 weeks and prior deliveries for me have been at 32 and 37 weeks (I feel late! :).  I have been experiencing low back pain/cramping (like period cramps) that I would normally associate with labor, but without ctx at regular intervals.  That is, I might have some ctx in there somewhere, but the cramping is constant during that time.  I haven't experienced this before--any thoughts?  Often times it seems to be somewhat positional (I'm in bed) but since I have three very small kids already, I also know that laying in bed is the only time I have a chance to catch up and really feel what my body is doing. :)

 

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Sounds like back labor to me.  Try doing hands and knees position to help baby turn or even a knee-chest position...or check out spinningbabies for more info. 

 

http://spinningbabies.com/index.php

 

Be sure to avoid extra soft - lounge type couches - use a birth ball instead as much as you can...and you might want a good rice-pack too - they are life-savers for labor related back pains. 


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Thank you, Becca!  It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest since my other VBAC was a posterior baby (OW) and this guy seems to be angling for that, too (he's all on my right).  My m/w suggested it was gas, but honestly, I must not be describing it to her well enough, because I have never had gas that feels anything like labor. :)

 

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GAS?  LOL...that is really funny, possible, I guess....but really funny.  I hope all goes well!!!


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I don't know what they are but I had then starting at 40 weeks till I went into labor almost 2 weeks later.  What an emotional roller coaster!!!  Thinking when they got really bad that "this is it"!  Only to wake up in the morning with nothing...


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Magali, yes.  YES.  It's 7am here and I've been up since 5 something because of that exact reason. I finally decided to get up b/c I couldn't handle the emotional rollercoaster of thinking TODAY is the day...just like every other day before it.  Be damned, back cramps!  Ugh.   nono.gif

 

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