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<p>feel achy and crampy lately? I feel like AF is about to come visit or something. It's crazy. I guess things are growing?</p>
 

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<p>kind of feeling that way myself. A little crampy, sometimes I can tell if I have to go to the bathroom or if I am getting my period. Sometimes it's on one side only. This is my second, but I was induced last time, so sometimes I think I will have no clue when I am actually in labor, because I only know pitocin labor</p>
 

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<p>I have had that problem too. Although mine seems more digestive issues then anything else. I was wondering if the full moon had anything to do with it or is she just running out of room. </p>
 

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<p>I have that too, started real bad last night.  I kept thinking my stomach was getting upset, but I was just crampy and ugh.  I fell asleep on the couch for a couple hours while the kids were playing legos, lol.  Still crampy today, but at least I was able to eat.</p>
 

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<p>Actually glad to hear I am not the only one here with these kinds of pain.  It's hard to define where the pain comes from, esp. since it seems to be different types of pain (crampy vs ligament pain) in different spots at different moments in time.  To me it seems likely it's got more to do with a full (and fuller) belly than a full (and waning) moon.</p>
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<p>What I hate about the pain is that it's not only unpleasant, but also unnerving.  Our babies need to stay put for at least a few more weeks!</p>
 

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<p>Yup...  I've had some pretty unnerving cramping pains in my lower abdomen...  Not really anything I can attribute to ligament pain.  Weird thing is that it comes on as I eat or shortly after(though not consistently ever time I eat).  But it's nowhere in the ballpark of my actual stomach.  Baby is WAY more active directly after eating too...  I'm wondering if maybe all of baby's movement is triggering some ucky pain.  *shrug*  Don't really know.  It's not anything I am worried about, it's just cramping my style...  Hardy, har, har. <img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Not so much cramping, but my whole groin area feels achy and sore, especially when I'm up and walking. Once in awhile I'll get a slight crampy feeling, but nothing even close to my period cramps.</p>
 

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I get that occasionally. Feels kinda like AF. I do think sometimes (tmi) it's food making it's way down. Because usually not long after that I have to...go. But obviously if they're coming at regular intervals or are lasting awhile, it could be more.<br><br>
Lillymonster, with my first, my water broke but I had no contractions so was given piton. So the only pain I had was artificial. So with my second, in the weeks leading up to labor, I had so many times where I thought maybe labor was starting, only to have it fizzle. Basically it felt like strong BHs. Well, then my water broke. 20 minutes later I had my first ever real co traction. It felt completely different. Not even as painful as the strong BH I had, just...different. It felt like something was actually happening. Instead of just a tightening feeling, it sort of wrapped around me and felt...different. My real contractions at 10cm felt like my pitocin contractions at 4cm. I would've never guessed I was at 10cm. Had I not had a planned homebirth, I would've either had a UC or delivered in the car on the way. The pitocin contractions just plain hurt. Hope that helps, or at the very least makes you feel not alone!
 

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I get that occasionally. Feels kinda like AF. I do think sometimes (tmi) it's food making it's way down. Because usually not long after that I have to...go. But obviously if they're coming at regular intervals or are lasting awhile, it could be more.<br><br>
Lillymonster, with my first, my water broke but I had no contractions so was given piton. So the only pain I had was artificial. So with my second, in the weeks leading up to labor, I had so many times where I thought maybe labor was starting, only to have it fizzle. Basically it felt like strong BHs. Well, then my water broke. 20 minutes later I had my first ever real co traction. It felt completely different. Not even as painful as the strong BH I had, just...different. It felt like something was actually happening. Instead of just a tightening feeling, it sort of wrapped around me and felt...different. My real contractions at 10cm felt like my pitocin contractions at 4cm. I would've never guessed I was at 10cm. Had I not had a planned homebirth, I would've either had a UC or delivered in the car on the way. The pitocin contractions just plain hurt. Hope that helps, or at the very least makes you feel not alone!</div>
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That helps - I mean, in one way I am fearful of the pain because I have never had a natural birth, but on the other hand, after having pitocin, and a baby whose head come out facing side ways, and epidural that really didn't work on one side (the side DD head was hitting) I can't imagine it being it being all that bad. I do remember getting the epidural and hearing another woman in the hospital screaming and I told them to go do her first and the nurse said it was too late for her - so I got really scared!</p>
 

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<p>me too - especially now that baby's further down.</p>
 
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