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June 19th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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I've been getting menstrual-like cramping on & off pretty much all day... nothing really timeable. Doesn't make a difference if I lay down or not. I'm 35 1/2 wks. No bloody discharge or anything like that. Any opinions or neone else dealing with this?
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June 19th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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I haven't dealt with those cramps this time around, but I had a lot my last pregnancy around 35-39 weeks. Pretty much constant cramping. I think it's just your body getting ready to give birth. Hips spreading and things getting aligned.

I hope you feel better soon!
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June 19th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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I'm going to say yes because I'm having tons of cramping lately as well. Yay for body preparing itself...so_much_fun.
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June 19th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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I started feeling cramps this morning. oddly, RIGHT after MIL emailed me to see how I was. :-)
light period-like cramping like I get the week before, along with pretty intense BH.
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June 19th, 2012, 07:19 PM
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So weird!!! Exactly in the same boat as you, on and off all day. I never experienced this in my other pregnancies so I've been worried but I feel much better now
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June 19th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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I have been having them for a few days now also.. they come and go all day.
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June 19th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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I've got none of that. I have no indication that my body is preparing for labor. Nothing menstrual-like anyway. Any cramping I feel is more bloat related.

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June 19th, 2012, 10:08 PM
gratefulmama's Avatar Melissa, Mama to Lily
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Glad to see this because I have been having some pretty good menstrual-like cramping for about a week or so. It really picked up today and has been pretty much constant and I have been having a ton more BHs. I didn't have much of either with my last pregnancy. I pretty much chalked it up to my body getting ready and moving him down, but I wasn't sure.

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June 19th, 2012, 10:29 PM
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I started having light cramping at 30 weeks, I've mentioned it to my doctor several times when they ask if I've been experiencing pain and they always tell me it's normal. I still mention it but she's doesn't seem concerned at all.

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June 20th, 2012, 07:11 AM
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just the last day or so I've had really light cramping, and the pain in my back has turned more into the same kind of pain that I would get during my period.
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June 20th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Thanks for the input ladies. I'm excited to get checked next Tues. to see if all this cramping & bh are doing nething. I am waaaay excited to meet this little one!!
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