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Old 07-01-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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What Do Contractions Feel like

What Do Contractions Feel like

 
Old 07-01-2008, 10:41 PM   #2
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Re: What Do Contractions Feel like

With my last baby, I remember them feeling like bad gas pains. I also felt a lot of pain around to my lower back as well, when I began having worse contractions (but still before I had gone to the hospital).

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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Re: What Do Contractions Feel like

Whiskers gave a pretty good description! I woke up in the middle of the night and felt like I had to go to the bathroom and fast, got up pee'd and felt fine then 15 minutes later same feeling...as they got stronger and closer together I felt my lower back and stomach start to tighten and eventually with them came what they call the "bloody show". When contractions are labor contractions and not just braxton hicks contractions you'll know! I know that sounds frustrating because that is what everyone always told me and I thought but how will I know but what they said was the truth...you'll know!

 
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Re: What Do Contractions Feel like

Contractions feel like period cramps and they intensify until it is time to push. You can also have back labor which means that your lower back aches and to me it felt hot and a dull throbbing pain. I used no drugs or interventions for the birth of my daughter, so I can honestly tell you what they feel like, because I felt all of them. They get worse and worse, but the best part that many people don't tell you is that there is always a break between the contractions, so even towards the end when they are the most intense, I was still able to relax between each one and that was great.

 
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