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I would say it feels like your entire uterus/stomach solidifying into a big rock and then releasing a few moments later. Some of them make it a bit difficult to breathe. That's what they feel like to me anyway- now the ones I've been having today and yesterday have pelvic pain and some menstrual cramp-like pain in my back.
My tummy gets rock hard. It starts out like on my sides..then moves forward across my belly 'till my entire belly is hard. They can last anywhere from 20 seconds to a min and comes in waves. Your lower back may hurt during the contractions and you may feel period cramps in between.sometimes, it may even make you feel like you have to pee during the contractions...and also 'causes pressure down there during the contraction
Good question Meg. I have honestly wondered the same thing. It can be hard to tell. I think that based off of what has been said I have had some random practice contractions but definitely nothing consistent yet.
Hmm. I wonder if i'm having more frequent random contractions then. I don't know what this feeling is that i've had for 24 hours. It kind of feels like Spike is trying to get lower. I've had a couple of these uncomfortable episodes that have lasted about 20 seconds but nothing that's made me worried. More like made me wonder what the heck is going on in there!
This is interesting...I have wondered this myself. I recently just started having obvious, but very infrequent and random, BH ctx, but I think it was a long time before that because I didn't know what they were. I've heard many ladies say that when it's the real thing, you will know. I'm hoping that's the case!