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I would disagree. To me a contraction is like a wave of pain that comes over your body then ends in a really strong braxton hick with immense menstrual pain - I mean immense. Early labor contractions were just like period cramps. Everyone is different though.
Mine were like this but the cramp was in my front and my back!!!!
Matt(37)DH & soulmate for 14yrs (V-Feb 20/08 * VR-Feb 18/11)
I agree with most of the ladies.. Not a similar feeling at all..
But having said this . Its weird I always had strong memories of my previous births and now I find I can hardly remember anything..?? Baby brain or my body protecting itself so I can do it again... lol I don't know..
But I am looking forward to at least the start of labor
And for me I wouldn't even say it feels like period cramps either?? It starts out as a tightening feeling that will get stronger and ends up turning into what I would say more like gas pains kind of instead. Mine tend to hurt down lower, not my WHOLE belly.