Lower Backache and Constant Dull Pain at 37 Weeks Pregnant

 

I have a lower backache, tightening of stomach, constant annoying dull pain leaves me weak in the legs?

I’m 37 weeks and have already lost my mucus plug but my waters havent broken.
With my first pregnancy I had to have them broken at the hospital and I’m not sure if what I am feeling is a lead up to labour or if this could be it.
The tummy tightening is hard to keep track of as im not sure if its the baby moving around or not.
I was told that you don’t really get the full blown contractions until the waters are broken… help!!

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6 Responses to “Lower Backache and Constant Dull Pain at 37 Weeks Pregnant”

  • Kellyn25

    I would go to the hospital…..they can at least do a fetal test strip on you and tell you for sure if your having real contractions and how far apart.
    I didnt know I was in labor with my first, and even after going to the hospital they sent me home, and 15 mins later my water broke.

    What your describing sounds like the first stages of labor.

    I agree timing contractions is easier said than done…..I was never good at that. And my contractions were odd, in that they never NEVER got more than 5 mins apart even after being given piotcin…..but my labor still went fast, 6 hours.

    And your water doesn’t need to break for labor to start!

  • Kat F

    Your water does NOT have to break before contractions start!! Contractions feel like your stomach getting tighter, start timing them and if they seem to be coming regularly get yourself to a hospital!! Better safe than sorry!!

  • shyam

    may be u r having braxton hicks contractions.
    no need ur water has to be broken to get contractions to start labour. in some cases, water will be broken by assistance, means ur nurse will make it broken for fast delivery.
    http://www.pregnancy-childcare.blogspot.com

  • Lisa B

    id go to the hospital just to make sure

  • TX_momma0107

    GO TO THE HOSPITAL!!! IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE IN LABOR AND IT IS BETTER TO NOT WAIT TOO LONG OR YOU COULD HAVE THAT BABY BEFORE YOU GET THERE!! CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK HONEY!!!

  • animalcarespec

    Braxton Hicks contractions do not extend all the way around the front. If it is just the lwoer back ache and dull pain it may be a Braxton hick contraction. However, try to keep careful track of the tightening of your stomach. Or have someone help you. They may be able to feel it better from an outside stand point. Most doctors recommend coming in when they’re 5-10 minutes apart. So, if they are regular, they are around the front of your stomach and they last up to a minute, you are in labor.

    Go in at the time specified by your doctor. If you are not sure how far apart the contractions need to be to be admitted, call and find out. You can always go in and walk the halls until you reach that point too. I always feel safer when I’m at the hospital, so if you’re more comfortable there, leave right away. If you like to wait at home as long as possible, only wait till they’re the amount of mintues apart that your doctor specifies.

    Good luck and I hope all goes well for you and baby!

    p.s. your water does not need to be broken to be in labor!!! You are in labor if you ahve contractions. Some people dilate all the way without the water breaking till the end!