Jodi - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hey everyone! As some of you may recall from previous threads, my due date is actually March 8th, but since I'm having twins I won't be allowed to go past the last week in February. While I am currently 33 weeks and 2 days, my uterus, per standard for twins, is measuring at roughly 37 weeks. It was explained to me that your body treats your pregnancy in accordance to how far along it thinks it is, not necessarily the gestation of your babies. So, my body thinks it's actually 37 weeks along.
Anyways...last night I was woken up with a very painful contraction that lasted roughly 30 sec (although it seemed much longer in the moment!!) I would rate it as the worst menstrual cramp I've ever had, but not as bad as active labor. about 5 minutes later, it happened again. I got up to use the restroom and no spotting or bleeding has occured. I called the hospital and they told me it's normal and not to call unless I get 5 or more in an hour. I've had one more of these contractions today (several hours later obviously!).
Is it really normal? My appointment isn't for another week, but a part of me wants to schedule one sooner even though the OB said not ot worry about it. Does this mean I'm going to go into labor soon? I've been having braxton hicks since about 20 weeks (again, normal for a twin pregnancy I guess) I had BH with my first pregnancy, but never any painful contractions until I was in labor. Just looking for some insight from anyone that might hae some more experience than me in this area! Thanks Ladies!!