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. :)
counting the minutes until VBAC #2!
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.
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.
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. :)
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...
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.