i've had cramps in the upper part of my inner thighs today, and was wondering if anyone else have experienced this in the last trimester? i got curious and googled it, and found pages saying that some women get these alongside their menstrual cramps. i know this is a long shot, and probably just VERY wishful thinking on my behalf... but as menstrual cramps are caused by the dilation of the cervix in preparation for your period, i thought perhaps they could also be present when the cervix dilates in the early stages of labour? then again it's probably just the baby's head pressing on a nerve or blood vessel in my pelvis! either way it's BLOODY painful!!