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Old 02-09-2013, 05:07 PM   #31
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Felt like menstrual cramps. It took me almost 30 mins to realize that I was in labor because I'm so used to ignoring that type of pain.There were break in between like period cramps too. During transition, they felt like really bad cramps that might send me looking for Aleve. Nothing like the awful God-let-me-die-now pain I was expecting.
You're so lucky!! I had the awful God-let-me-die-now pain. Blech!

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #32
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Re: What do natural contractions feel like?

I've had two natural labors and both felt very different!

My first, the contractions radiated all around.

My second, they concentrated in the lower back and belly.

Both were extremely intense and worse than period cramps (and I get bad ones).
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:10 PM   #33
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Re: What do natural contractions feel like?

Dull, throby period-like cramps that come in waves. At first the beginnings and endings are subtle, so they're hard to time, but they start to increase in frequency and intensity and its easier to time them. Try not to overthink this, remember it's supposed to be a very natural thing. When the time actually comes, you will know. Best wishes mama.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:21 PM   #34
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Thank you all for your replies. I ended up being induced again and went from zero to delivery in an hour and a half. The contractions were crazy bad but fast!
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:23 AM   #35
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Thank you all for your replies. I ended up being induced again and went from zero to delivery in an hour and a half. The contractions were crazy bad but fast!
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Period cramps that come and go in waves and grow in intensity
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Re: What do natural contractions feel like?

natural contractions to me felt like menstrual cramps with the feeling of if you sat for too long. Mine didn't increase. Mine stayed in my lower back but I have had back labor that is horrific pain in your back.

I was looking up something else and I just realized that this is a tad old after posting a reply.
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Pit or no Pit, it feels like my lower abdomen is being ripped open, along with horrid diarrhea pains! With pit, it's 10x worse!
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