Does this sound like real contractions?

So I woke up today having pain in my back and stomach, and it’s only increased throughout the day. It feels like cramps and contractions but not Braxton hicks like real contractions. It’s been three years since my last baby, so I’m worried it could be labor contractions, but they’re not that close together. They just stay for a long period of time. Has anyone else dealt with this, and it was real contractions? I’m only 32 weeks, but in my last pregnancy, I had premature, so it worries me


Its could be the start of slow labour but not active labour as in no broke water n not at 10cent lets push time lol back labour was back pain n cramps n had 15hrs of this b4 actually water broke n went in to active labour. Best to go or phone the labour ward and get checked out hun explain that uv had a prem b4. Xx

Please don’t ask medical advice on Fb, especially about this. When in doubt, go to the hospital.


Call your OB they may want you to come in

Why don’t you ring your delivery ward and speak to a midwife instead of asking here ?


Drink water and lay down with your feet up and see if they stop. If not call the dr it may just be false labor

Call your nurse line honey

Let’s not be mean and hateful in comments :two_hearts: honey in a situation like this it’s best to call labor and delivery or go to the hospital to get checked since your last one was premature it’s always best to be safe and go see no one will
Fault you for doing so! Best wishes for you and your little one


Might have a bad movement and only the doctor will say take tylenol or will give you muscle relaxers.

I would not take any chances, I would go straight to the hospital.

Sounds like braxton hicks. If you are concerned go to labor and delivery.
But till you decide. Drink water and prop you feet up

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Braxton Hicks. Really contractions will get stronger, closer together. If you are concerned, just call you doctor and they can tell you what to look out for.

If u already delivered premature I would definitely call the doctor or go in to be sure

Its possible. I had excruciating back ache with my Son. I couldn’t lie down, i couldn’t sit, i was just genuinely uncomfortable the whole day. By 1:30am my back ache became so sore, i asked Hubby to take me to the Hospital. Upon arrival I was already 3cm dilated, and unaware. Nurse said, I was in labour the whole day, unbeknownst to me. But every Woman and every pregnancy is unique, if you feel uncomfortable, rather get professional, Medical advice and care, if you fine and not in labour, they will send you home and you will have peace of mind.

Call or go to hospital. Never take a chance. Second babes almost always come quicker once labor starts. And if it’s early labor and you wait too long they might not be able to stop it.


So im 35 weeks with my 4th. And at about 33 weeks I started experiencing exactly what you’re describing. It lasted longer than Braxton Hicks and was kinda like labor pains but not quite right. So I found out that it was bc baby’s head was down like normal but her forehead stays pressed against the bottom of my spine most of the time. If it was the back of her head I guess it wouldn’t cause as much pain…but since its her forehead it’s excruciating. Ya know how a toddler sleeps with their butt up in the air?! Try that…that helps relieve the pressure if that’s what it is.

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I would call your doctor and go in just in case. I thought I was having braxon hicks at 25 weeks and it wasn’t. Had to be put on bed rest as I was dilating earlier and gave birth at 28 weeks. Especially if you have a history of premature birth definitely go in to get checked. Better safe then sorry!!!

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Always be safe rather than sorry!!! Go get checked!!!

Go to doctor!! Better safe then sorry. I had my first premie at 36 weeks. Next baby I went into early labor at 33weeks 3 days. They were able to stop it. Woke up 2 days later and my water had broke and contractions were strong!

If you have had a premie before you are more likely to have another

I couldn’t even feel my contractions when they were 3 minutes apart. Only reason I went in was cause my water broke! If you’re feeling something out of the normal for you (that can’t easily be explained by normal pregnancy changes) , it’s always worth getting checked out :grinning: