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lower back pain

Ok I'm 40w and 3d. I'm having lower back pain like strong period cramps, but they come and go every 30 mins. And they have been happening since last night. But I haven't lost my mucus plug or my water hasn't broken. Jus pain. What should I do. Is this a sign or labor.
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689528 tn?1364135841
Sounds like the beginning of back labour. Were you able to sleep through them? I'm betting it'll turn into full blown labour shortly. Keep timing it and hopefully they'll get closer together.
I feel for you- I had back labour with both kids and it's not fun.
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689528 tn?1364135841
Oh- try putting a warm compress on your back or have a warm bath.
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No I couldn't sleep at all. Everytime they come it wakes me up. And they feel like they are getting stronger and stronger. I'm Tryn to hold out. And plus I'm am sleepy. Didn't sleep much cause the pain eases off every 30 mins but it last for bout 2 mins.
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I had to get my water broken so don't count on labour not happening if yr water hasn't broken. Id say yr at start of labour. Goodluck
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I tried a hot bath. Bout 6 a.m. when my boyfriend was gettin ready for work. He begged me to not go to the hospital until he gets off cause he wants to b there. But he gets off at 3 and its now 9:14. And I dnt think.I can take much more. I dnt like pain.
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689528 tn?1364135841
I would def try the bath. It can go either way- it could slow things down so you can get some rest or speed things up.
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689528 tn?1364135841
Oh you had a bath? Are you able to get walking around? Keep yourself upright so gravity will help dilate you.
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Might as well go walking. I can't sleep. But I dnt wanna b too tired if he does descide to come today. My whole body feels weak. And I tried to eat and jus got sick to my stomach
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My midwife suggests electrolyte balancing drinks like gatorade or maple syrup is good for energy too during labor. You don't want to have no energy! I'm 36+2 and starting to get nervous! Good luck!
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