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"Karen (LG)" <SPAM(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> "Welches" <debbie.welchNO(a)SPAMntlworldPLEASE.com> wrote in message
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>> can contractions feel like bad stomach ache?
>>
> <snip with respect>
>
> I had some cramps the other week that came over me in waves. I ended up
> staying overnight in hospital as they thought it could be early labour
> signs. Never did find out what it was and it passed after 24 hours.
>
> I did find that I was constipated at the time and some fybrogel and fresh
> orange helped solve the constipation and not had the pains since.
>
Funnily enough that's what I thought it was when I first got it yesterday,
particularly with the iron tablets. By midafternoon I could say it was
definitely not :-) That was when I decided it was the bug going round.

I'm going to wait and see if it comes back before I do anything else now.
Anyway I've told #3 that s/he's not allowed out for another 2 weeks yet as
I've got things to do.

Thansk:
Debbie


From: xkatx on

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> "xkatx" <xkatx(a)none.com> wrote in message
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>> "Welches" <debbie.welchNO(a)SPAMntlworldPLEASE.com> wrote in message
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>>> can contractions feel like bad stomach ache?
>>>
>>> Basically yesterday I woke up fine, but then mid-morning started getting
>>> mild stomach ache, which just felt like normal "something not quite
>>> right" stomach ache. After about an hour I noticed it was coming in
>>> waves spaced about 3 minutes with a definite peak. Took gaviscon
>>> (antiacid) but didn't effect it. I had a couple of times of feeling
>>> really sick. Gradually I got better, and managed to eat both lunch and
>>> dinner fine. In the afternoon I had a bit of the runs so assumed it was
>>> the tummy bug going round.
>>> However, this morning, from about the same time, I've now got the same
>>> thing, only this time it's under the bump rather than on top, so I'm
>>> just beginning to wonder if it's something more.Although the pain is now
>>> more continuous than in waves.
>>> Baby has been very active this morning so it may just be me feeling
>>> sore!
>>>
>>> Debbie (who's beginning to wonder whether I should have thought about
>>> packing a hospital bag before now...?)
>>
>> Hm... Maybe. (trying to remember not all that long ago lol)
>> I was really sick the weekend (3 or so days before) DD2 was born. Had
>> that norovirus thing that went around. Very upset stomach. Maybe it
>> might be worth a call or a trip to your doc/midwife?
>> Pack your bags as soon as possible, just to be safe ;) I always forgot
>> about that, and then I remember with DD1, N was the one that grabbed me
>> some clothes after I had already gone to the hospital. He came to the
>> hospital with my "bag" and in that, he had put some really old
>> "pregnancy" grannie-panties in it, along with some pj type clothes that I
>> normally used for bumming around, cleaning house. The underwear was
>> what really got to me LOL
>> Good luck!
> I'm feeling fine now. Minorly sick, but that's how I feel during
> pregnancy. :-) If I get it again (same time?) tomorrow then I'll give my
> midwife a call. It's mayday holiday here today, so I don't really want to
> call unless I'm really thinking something is going on. Baby's moving fine.
> I probably ought to get the hospital bag packed at some point. Most of the
> stuff's up in the loft, and ought to be washed too.
> You reminded me of my mum's reaction when me and my sister were bought to
> see my brother just after he was born in hospital. Dad had managed to find
> the bag of clothes to go out-all too small, crumpled up, and in a poor
> state. I think it was the bag to be thrown rather than sally-annie even.
> Mum said that she was so embarrassed!
> Debbie

Hahaha the poor dads, it seems!
N brought me a bag of granny-panties and house cleaning, grubby clothes.
Forgot my tooth brush, but was so kind to remember the toothpaste. With
DD1, I remember very clearly, he came running to the hospital looking like a
hobo! It really did look like he had stayed around home and sent me off to
the hospital by myself so he could maybe rummage through the trash bins (I
cabbed it since DS was still sleeping when I didn't care to wait at home any
longer and N stayed home until my mom could come on her way to work to stay
with DS as my MIL, living next door, had already gone to work half an hour
or so earlier!) He looked like hell, actually... His hair was a mess, he
hadn't shaved for quite a few days so that made it even worse, he grabbed
whatever items of clothing that he could see that would just do the job... I
was fairly embarrassed, but I did have to laugh!! lol
....
It seems that babies tend to slow down with activity right before. Not sure
how true this is for everyone. I honestly can't remember LOL
IIRC, this isn't your first, right? I could be wrong, but you have an older
one around my DD1's age, I think... Although I could be totally wrong...
I've found that I always seem to "forget" what it's like, but as soon as it
happens, I felt like I knew right away. The exception was DD2 - she was a
week early and I was thinking I was going to go over with her, as I had with
all 3 previous! I was sooo sick (we all were) the Friday and Saturday
before. Sunday I started feeling a bit better (was that nasty norovirus
thing) and Monday I felt quite a bit better and even had a doc's appointment
on Monday that I was thinking I would cancel on Friday because I felt so
terrible. Felt good enough on Monday morning to go, had a lady drop me off
an infant car seat Monday afternoon as I unknowingly gave DD1's spare away
after she grew out of it and her main seat was disposed of right after the
car accident, and I never felt up to replacing it until that Monday. I woke
up Tuesday morning around 3am feeling very uncomfortable and I didn't think
it was time. Told N I was going to drive the 10 mins (at 330am) to the
hospital just to get checked out - I promised I'd be home by the time he had
to leave for work around 630 LOL


From: Welches on

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<snip>
>> Debbie
>
> Hahaha the poor dads, it seems!
> N brought me a bag of granny-panties and house cleaning, grubby clothes.
> Forgot my tooth brush, but was so kind to remember the toothpaste. With
> DD1, I remember very clearly, he came running to the hospital looking like
> a hobo! It really did look like he had stayed around home and sent me off
> to the hospital by myself so he could maybe rummage through the trash bins
> (I cabbed it since DS was still sleeping when I didn't care to wait at
> home any longer and N stayed home until my mom could come on her way to
> work to stay with DS as my MIL, living next door, had already gone to work
> half an hour or so earlier!) He looked like hell, actually... His hair
> was a mess, he hadn't shaved for quite a few days so that made it even
> worse, he grabbed whatever items of clothing that he could see that would
> just do the job... I was fairly embarrassed, but I did have to laugh!!
> lol
> .
LOL. Maybe I'd better get dh some "hospital" clothes to wear as well as the
children? Lats time I left some clothes for #1 to wear to the hospital. He
did manage to ignore that and dress her in her dirty clothes from the night
before but it wasn't too bad.
> It seems that babies tend to slow down with activity right before. Not
> sure how true this is for everyone. I honestly can't remember LOL
> IIRC, this isn't your first, right? I could be wrong, but you have an
> older one around my DD1's age, I think... Although I could be totally
> wrong...
My third, which is why I feel a bit silly asking the question. Both of mine
were more like back ache/period pain contractions and both came round about
on time, so 35 weeks would be a bit of a surprise.

> I've found that I always seem to "forget" what it's like, but as soon as
> it happens, I felt like I knew right away.
That's what I'm banking on. I don't think this is it, but it suddenly
occurred to me that it could be. Anyway I'm fine again now and dh has taken
the girls off so I'm making the most of

The exception was DD2 - she was a
> week early and I was thinking I was going to go over with her, as I had
> with all 3 previous! I was sooo sick (we all were) the Friday and
> Saturday before. Sunday I started feeling a bit better (was that nasty
> norovirus thing) and Monday I felt quite a bit better and even had a doc's
> appointment on Monday that I was thinking I would cancel on Friday because
> I felt so terrible. Felt good enough on Monday morning to go, had a lady
> drop me off an infant car seat Monday afternoon as I unknowingly gave
> DD1's spare away after she grew out of it and her main seat was disposed
> of right after the car accident, and I never felt up to replacing it until
> that Monday. I woke up Tuesday morning around 3am feeling very
> uncomfortable and I didn't think it was time. Told N I was going to drive
> the 10 mins (at 330am) to the hospital just to get checked out - I
> promised I'd be home by the time he had to leave for work around 630 LOL
With my length of labours even if it is labour then it's not really
worrying. I suspect dh will probably be able to do a days work between me
starting and finishing labour. Not sure I'd let him though.
Debbie


From: Anne Rogers on
> can contractions feel like bad stomach ache?

yes, and the other way round, I have watched DH behaving exactly like a
women in labour and quite clearly he wasn't pregnant!

My guess is that you are having some uterine contractions, but that they
likely mean nothing, multips are more likely to get extended prelabour,
uncomfortable braxton hicks etc.

Drink some water and rest an hour, if it's stopped, great, if it's still the
same, I probably still wouldn't worry (you're 35 weeks ish?), because if it
turned out that it was anything, at this stage in pregnancy there is
probably little that can be done to either stop it, or make the outcome
better (steroids have little effect past 34 weeks). If it progresses over
that time, then you might want to get checked out.

Anne


From: Welches on

"Anne Rogers" <annekh23(a)nospam.yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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>> can contractions feel like bad stomach ache?
>
> yes, and the other way round, I have watched DH behaving exactly like a
> women in labour and quite clearly he wasn't pregnant!
>
> My guess is that you are having some uterine contractions, but that they
> likely mean nothing, multips are more likely to get extended prelabour,
> uncomfortable braxton hicks etc.
>
> Drink some water and rest an hour, if it's stopped, great, if it's still
> the same, I probably still wouldn't worry (you're 35 weeks ish?), because
> if it turned out that it was anything, at this stage in pregnancy there is
> probably little that can be done to either stop it, or make the outcome
> better (steroids have little effect past 34 weeks). If it progresses over
> that time, then you might want to get checked out.
Woke up this morning to more pain. Eating seems to help slightly, and moving
around seems to help too. Resting seems to set it off-each time it's started
while I've been lieing down.
I think you're probably right. If I get it again tomorrow then I think I
might nip down and see the midwife if she's a spare appointment just to ask
her.
Baby isn't allowed out yet. I want to make a sling and do a driving test
before then... I did say "pass my driving test" but dh started making
comments about the longest gestational period known to man, so I'll change
it to "failing the first time".
Debbie