I woke up this morning and as soon as I walked into the kitchen I was overwhelmed with intense pressure and shooting pain in my rectum. It sent me to the couch in tears, I managed to pass gas and felt slightly better, only for it to come back again. I know it was related to the gas, but why such intense pain and pressure? Anyone else experience this? Im wondering if its a sign of labor, or just baby's head engaging and putting pressure on my bottom.