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Alicia + James = Gabriel (9), Uriah (7), Ayla (5), Noah (3), Azriel (1), and due Oct. 2011
Originally Posted by LaceyTX
I was just coming in this forum to ask this question.
I'm 2 weeks over my due date with my first, and last night I started having intermittent soreness and pain in my tailbone and hipbones. Pretty soon it became unbearable, like severe menstrual cramping (the kind that burns all the way down to your knees) with lots of gas pressure, and I couldn't lay or sit down in a way that didn't hurt. I tried to sleep, and it would wake me every 30 minutes or so. It lasted for about ten hours like this -- from 12am to 10am. But it has now gone back to just the beginning soreness in my tail and hipbones, with some uncomfortable pressure from the baby's head being engaged and pressing down. I've had them described to me, but I'm still not really sure what to expect in "real contractions." Could this be some pre-labor rumblings, or maybe just a bad stomachache? My baby was also "anywhere from 8-10 lbs" on Feb. 24th, and I'm built very petite -- maybe it's just the sheer weight of him? (I go to the OB Monday, but my brain is still running laps around me with questions. )
Originally Posted by kerikadi
With #4 I walked around for weeks feeling as though if I gave a few really good puses she'd come right out
Originally Posted by Jilian
I'm not a professional but this sounds like it could be back labor. Contractions with a posterior baby can feel like strong pains in your back. Have you had your OB check to see which way your baby is facing? Try having someone apply counterpressure on your back when you are having the pain and see if that offers any relief. Here is a link to an article on posterior presentation http://www.storknet.com/cubbies/chil...eriorlabor.htm