So, I'm used to the BH contrax, and even though they can really make me stop and take notice at times, they aren't "painful".<br><br>
But what the heck is the electric shock/jolt feeling that goes through my cervix!?!
The baby jabbing you with the little fork it has hidden in there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I've never gotten a concrete answer from any midwife or dr when I've asked about it, so I just assume it's the cervix being pushed around and the nerves responding to the pressure that they're not used to.
I've always thought it is a very small head butting up against the door out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
Or in my case, with baby transverse and little feet occasionally "down there" its a good kick to my hoo-haa from the <i>inside</i>. <b>OWWW.</b><br><br>
With DD (who was head down) I always thought of it as a screwdriver effect.<br><br>
It sure can be surprising and painful!!!
My MW mentioned that I might be feeling them and they were normal, but since I'd just had it happen a couple of times back when she mentioned it, I didn't think to ask further. I see her again on Monday and will have to see if she has any idea WHY it happens. It's got to be the most <i>bizarre</i> thing I've felt all pregnancy.
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Neither have I and it's happening quite often throughout the day now.<br><br>
Weird though, I do not remember this when I was pregnant with my DS!
Yeah, I get that, too. My OB NP warned me about it. Now baby is head down...wayyy down there, and I'll get these painful little electric twinges that make me jump. Once when baby was positioned differently, she kicked me hard down there while I was talking to DH, and he sympathized with me as a man truly can in that case. I was bent over holding my crotch, and moaning in pain. I prefer the electrical twinges by far, but they're still embarrassing if anyone else is around.
Oh LOL! I've been having this so much recently! I was just thinking today that i wish this babe would make its mind up. Monday night, after walking 4miles (i have a 10k this sunday i'm walking in, so i'm trying to stay active) baby's head was sooooo low, like 3/5ths down in the pelvis, and i was getting a little electric jolt in my cervix every time i put my left foot down when walking (baby is head-down but constantly moving round from LOA, LOT, LOP, ROT, ROA...). Tuesday morning the midwife shows up at 10 am and s/he's free at brim again! In out, in out, shake it all about! Certainly been feeling the jolts more the last few days, hoping to spend saturday evening on all0fours to get a good OA position and then walk the baby down into my pelvis for good at the 10k!
DDCC but I had to share... the last time I was pregnant, someone on MDC referred to this as "vagina lightning" which, from that point on, has been this phenomenon's name in my mind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
DDCC from July. My first caused that sensation for me A LOT like 10 minutes at a stretch. DO/OB said it was the cervix being iritated by something and sometimes indicated some riperning. I told her I was SURE my son had long fingernails and was scratching his way out! I took clippers with me to the hospital. Sure enough he was born with a nuchal hand and prefered to sleep with his hand up there too with (you guessed it) his hand making grab-y motions as he slept and yes he had long nails at birth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
My others have caused this sensation too but not 10 minutes at a time.