Are They Contractions Almost 39 Weeks

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RG - November 2

What do contractions feel like? I was 50% effaced about 2 weeks ago, due 11/11 and I've just started to have some weird feelings down there...sort of like very mild cramping...reminds me of how I felt when I first was pg and my uterus was stretching. (or period cramps). Nothing serious, no bleeding or anything...could that be the beginning of contractions?

 

Ive - November 3

I'be been told that early contractions feel like "menstural cramps". Maybe that's what you're having.

 

M - November 3

Contractions start from the bottom to the top of your stomach. What they do is cause some cramping and the stomach to be rock hard. Then after the contraction is done your stomach un tightens. They feel like really bad period cramps. Sometimes you might have backache with it too. Yes it is probably contractions or Braxton Hicks...practice ones seeing as you are due soon. The 50 percent effaced has nothing to do with it though. You dont need to be dilated or thinned to feel a contraction. They should be painful..thats what a contraction is...if its just unconfortable then its a braxton hick.

 

RG - November 3

Thanks M! The things I feel are like mild period cramps...that start at the bottom...last just a few seconds and go away, no regular routine at all. Maybe they are the start of contractions...I hope so. I'm getting anxious!

 

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