What do contractions feel like

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  1. lottie89

    lottie89 Well-Known Member

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    I know that once I start having them, I'll just know what that they are contractions but out of interest, what do they feel like?
     
  2. MariaIsabella

    MariaIsabella Well-Known Member

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    I would like more details as well.

    Asked my neighbor who is 39 weeks pregnant and already has 2 kids and she said that for her it started of like period pain cramps and then when the real contractions started the whole belly kind of contracts/cramps up so a bit different?

    No idea but interesting to hear more!!

    xx
     
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    It really is a hard one to explain as you kind of forget how painful everything is after you've had the baby. I liken mine to bad period cramps or really bad wind pains across your whole belly just more painful xx
     
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    YorksLass Well-Known Member

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    If what I've been having all day is anything to go by, I can only describe it as like having the worst stitch in the side constantly, and then when everything tightens it spreads across the bump and gets very intense... :S
     
  5. MariaIsabella

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    I like the quote ""If period pains were one on the scale, contractions were 1,000,000" :shock:
     
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    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

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    I was told I'd know them once I had them - not true. They felt nothing like I expected. Not like period pains in the slightest, not over my belly. Really low, and like I needed a massive poo.
    And not as bad as I had been expecting.
     

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