Lower back pains and period like cramps, but no contractions...could this still be labor?

Michelle - posted on 08/12/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Ive been having a terrible bachache for 2 1/2 days now, it feels like my lower back gets really tight for a few seconds then releases and the pain is gone. Then today its been doing the same thing except im feeling it in my very low abdomen too like a period cramp and back tightening at the same time. But im not noticing my stomach "harden" like they say contractions are. What could this be?

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Sharon - posted on 08/12/2010

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I never felt my contractions on my tummy, nor did my tummy harden during the contractions until about 13hrs into active labor. For those first hours I was only feeling period like pain, but it became stronger & way more instense as the time went on.

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I am 34 weeks nd been aving lower back pains nd period lyk pains 4 a week na nd my stomc titening as well wt cud it b ?

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It definably could be labour. I would call your doctor. My friend went in to be induced and found out she was already in labour, she didn't feel a thing, so you never know! Congrats and all the best!

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Lyndsay - posted on 08/12/2010

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Yep! My only sign of labor was a mild back ache throughout the day, which wasn't even severe enough to really be termed "pain". Active labor started around 4:30 in the morning as I rolled over in bed and my water broke... I had my son two hours later.

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sounds like your body is getting ready for delivery. congrats. if you are really worried go the to doctors and let them tell you for sure.
good luck and god bless

September - posted on 08/12/2010

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Could be signs of early labor. Good luck and best wishes! How exciting for you! :)

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