severe abdominal and back pain at almost 39 weeks! Kim Rouire Due November 7 (boy); Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 posts
Oct 31st '12

I have been getting really painful pains in my lower abdomen and back. They don't come and go like contractions do, they are constant. It is very uncomfortable and makes it impossible to sleep. I've been getting them almost every day now and was wondering if this could be a sign of labour starting or coming soon?

Also, I have been getting lots of bowel movements. I know that is a sign of my body cleansing itself for labour but really want to know if I should get ready for labour or anything. This is my first pregnancy and I have no idea what to do.

Please help!

Housewife & Co 1 child; Washington, District of Columbia 600 posts
Oct 31st '12

I'm 39 weeks as well. I had really bad stomach cramps. It wasn't anything timetable. Just kind of like I ate something that upset my stomach. Idk what it might be - if anything. Hopefully you're labour is on its way!