thread: Feeling different...

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide
    1,010

    Feeling different...

    I'm just over 37 weeks and last Friday my midwife said bubs is almost fully engaged (to 1/5 above brim). On Saturday and Sunday nights, even though I was very tired I couldn't sleep due to all sorts of symptoms - headache, nausea, heartburn, leg cramps and the occasional period-type cramp. I've been getting BH for a while but this is just tightening, no pain. Last night my back was sore too, but constant ache, not just with the BH.



    I guess what I want to know is whether this can go on and on for ages with me having awful nights when I toss around so much DH can't sleep, or whether maybe all these different sensations means something's happening? Through the day I feel pretty much normal except for some lingering nausea.

  2. #2
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
    8,944

    I think our bodies prepare for labour before it happens. I started having similar symptoms around 38 weeks. I also had painful BH's happen for a few hours & then go away for a few days etc etc... I have known women to have pre-labour for a few days and some for a few weeks.

    My midwives had good advice, if you take a panadol & it goes away, go to sleep if you take a panadol and it continues on, start walking

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    donella - as you know for me these pains were definately things happening. i had the back pain and kept telling myself that it was nothing and would go on for weeks, but 2 days later my waters broke and labour began....

    i hope things happen for you soon...