Amanda - posted on 10/15/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
This is my 2nd baby and I am full-term right now but I'm not sure what the difference between these contractions. I was induced over a month early in my first pregnancy and had an episiotomy for health reasons so I have never experienced any type of contractions before. I was 2cm dilated yesterday when the doctor checked. After my doctor checked my cervix, I began having slight cramps which could've been caused by the exam. However, today I spent most of the day with severe cramping in my lower abdomen and sharp annoying pains and a little pressure in my cervix. Is this part of Braxton-Hicks contractions or actual contractions? Someone please help. Thank you.