So last night when SO and I went to bed I started having contractions as soon as I laid down. They kept up for about 40 min four or five min apart and were somewhat stronger and more in my back the the BH ive been having so I got up so I could start timing them. As soon as I got up the intensity increased and my back started to tighten. I had about four more with the lower back pain staying constant and hurting so bad no matter what I did I couldn't relieve it. I panicked because baby's things are ready but mine aren't so in complete pain I'm trying breathe and think of what I need to grab and wether or not I could even get up to get it. The whole time I'm telling myself I should have been ready and there is NO WAY I could be in this much pain (I have a pretty high pain tolerance) if its not true labor. I forgot about the bag so I could run a bath and try to concentrate on breathing instead of panicking and freaking myself out, my back was hurting so bad, worse on the left, that I was seeing spots and had my head in the toilet while waiting for my bath and my contractions had turned into one giant one where my whole belly just stayed tight. Bath didn't help much but everything slowly wore off after I got out and tried to relax. And eventually I was able to go to bed, all this happened over about two hours. WTF!? I wasn't in that kind of pain until six hours in with my first! What the hell was that? And then it just stops? Anybody go through this? I was in so much pain I could barely move, couldn't talk, and could barely breathe then nothing
never happened to me, but i assume it's possible.
Every pregnancy is different, of course, and there's no rule that labor will go as well or better than the last...that being said, if you had been in true labor, you would still be in labor. Sounds like your body was just getting ready, hon. And yes, I had head-splitting, nauseating, dizzying, not-being-able-to-walk pain before I was in true labor. They were RL pains from DD completely engaging with a little bit of BH!
I believe I scared my body out of labour. I was 39,5 and the contractions were regular, coming harder and closer despite changes in activity.... but it was a public holiday and hubby HAD to work (an hr away), would have trouble getting away quickly and the hospital was hospital was 45mins away.... And I just FREAKED OUT! so much so that I felt the adrenaline surge through me and my body wanted to just flee not fight... My heart was pounding and my head racing and all of a sudden my contractions eased and I fell asleep, exhausted and emotionally spent.
On the night of 40w hubby was home, I was more relaxed and I was calmer and didn't freak out.
Oh well, wether I was or wasn't in labor, I'm still pregnant now lol. At least I know he can't stay in forever! And now I have all my things ready to go so me and SO can just go and so I can concentrate instead of worrying about packing.