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#1 of 11 Old 10-05-2009, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm thinking that I've heard this called "lightning crotch" by a mama on here. So I'm thinking I must not be the only one who feels like sometimes an electric shock is going through the cervix. It's been happening for probably 3 weeks now, and at first I thought it was perhaps his little hand pushing on the cervix. But I know his head is firmly in my pelvis now and I can feel his hands pushing on my pelvic bone so it's not that.
So what is it? I don't remember having this with my other two. But then neither of them dropped early so is it something to do with the pressure he is putting on my cervix. I also feel a lot of pressure and I know that I'm starting to soften, efface and dilate. But I'm just wondering what the electric shocks are exactly?

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I'm not sure exactly, but I've felt this too. It even elicits a very particular sound from me when it happens--something like, "eeeee-yah!"

It almost feels like he's twisting his head or that his head is bumping down a bit.
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I've had this before I was ever pregnant. So, I think it's just something to do with the cervix opening.

Sometimes though, when baby A kicks or punches ... I swear I can feel it in my vagina! LOL

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I had it with DD from about 8 months on...this time I haven't had it yet.

I do think baby had dropped some though! I did the stairs this afternoon (after my MASSIVE Shrimp Po-Boy and fries lunch) and it was very different feeling than before, like my legs were 'bumping' him...IDK. Kinda cool though cause I never dropped w/ DD.

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I'm thinking that I've heard this called "lightning crotch" by a mama on here. So I'm thinking I must not be the only one who feels like sometimes an electric shock is going through the cervix. It's been happening for probably 3 weeks now, and at first I thought it was perhaps his little hand pushing on the cervix. But I know his head is firmly in my pelvis now and I can feel his hands pushing on my pelvic bone so it's not that.
So what is it? I don't remember having this with my other two. But then neither of them dropped early so is it something to do with the pressure he is putting on my cervix. I also feel a lot of pressure and I know that I'm starting to soften, efface and dilate. But I'm just wondering what the electric shocks are exactly?
I have no idea what's going on either, but that is EXACTLY what I've been feeling the last few weeks also!!!
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I'm feeling it too! Probably for about a week now. It's a really weird feeling.

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I've had that same feeling during ovulation. I have a feeling it has something to do with the cervix dilating.

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I call it lightening crotch because it's the most accurate description I've been able to put together for my husband to explain how it feels.

I think it's mostly the baby pressing down on the cervix, although it could be the cervix effacing a bit. I don't think it's related to dilation because I've had an internal at my last two appointments, and I hadn't dilated further at my last appointment, even though I'd had a LOT of lightening crotch.

I've had an awful lot of it today combined with contractions, so I'm wondering if I'd made any progress today...
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I've been getting the lightening crotch too....which is why I'm up right now online! Can't relax, and the baby is all arms and legs at the moment. S/he is pushing from all directions, and every now and then I'll get a horrible jab on the cervix. It hurts! But I do kegels when it happens, and that helps a little.

 
 
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I have no idea what's going on either, but that is EXACTLY what I've been feeling the last few weeks also!!!
Ditto. Thought it was ds #3's little hand when I was pregnant with him, who knows? With this baby #4, I do know that I am feeling this sensation again, just as you described, and I don't think it's just the baby this time. It's odd that my mw doesn't have any suggestions for what causes this feeling, as she's attended hundreds of births. Wish I knew why!

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Well I'm glad I'm not the only one confused by it, and also not the only one getting it. I think I become more 'scientific' with each pregnancy. It's not that I need to know what it is exactly, but I sure would like to know. I'm going to ask my dr at tomorrow's appointment, see what she says.

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