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my back has been hurting EXTREMELY bad...i've even been to the ER about it, but they just check to make sure im not in labor (which i already knew i wasnt before i went in to get checked out) and send me home...they never do anything about it, so i never know what is causing my back to hurt...i was referred to physical therapy but my insurance wouldnt cover it then...

along with that, my pelvic bone has been hurting really bad too bc i walked like 5 miles up the road, i was put on bed rest for a couple of days because of that...but after the bed rest was over, i wasnt examined or advised to do anything else but the pain hasnt gone away, so im kinda confused about that too...

and it constantly feels like the baby is punching the area where my cervix is..

does anyone think im at risk for premature labor rite now?

my next dr appt is like a week and a half from now, so ill probably ask him the same question then, but i just wanted a quick opinion...
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replied September 25th, 2008
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Everything you've described sounds normal. The last few weeks of pregnancy are extremely uncomfortable and often painful. You have to consider how much strain your back is under right now - your stomach is throwing your weight off balance, and your back is straining to keep you upright. A heating pad might help alleviate some of the pain temporarily, but you probably won't feel extended relief until after you deliver. You can try to do some back-strengthening exercises if you think you can handle them right now - they might help. Also, try to do a bit of stretching.

Your pelvis is hurting because the joints are loosening in preparation of birth. The weight of your baby and the fact that it's probably dropping soon (if it hasn't already) is only making the pain worse. This, too, is normal, and will be relieved after delivery. A warm bath might be soothing as well as taking breaks to sit or lay down. Your 5 mile walks might need to be put on hold until after you've delivered - your body is sending you a signal that you need to slow down.

Nothing you've described makes me think you're at a heightened risk for premature labor. Something to look out for is a feeling similar to menstrual cramps that comes at regular intervals, bleeding or excessively thick discharge (almost like jelly), or clear fluid.
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replied April 7th, 2010
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Its probably the baby sitting or resting on your sciatic nerve thats what causes most back pain in pregnancy or the fact that the baby is sitting on or resting on your spin. You have to remember your spine has alot of your central nerves and it can be annoying yes but very normal. Also about the pelvic pain or feeling the baby down there is a good sign it means she or he has dropped into position and in your birth canal (really good sign) thats y you have the pelvic pressure and pain. Sweety everything you are feeling is quite normal and just try to relax a little and let your body go with the flow of nature I promise you will no when you are in labor... Hope I helped Wink
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replied July 5th, 2013
Im 31 weekz and all of a sudden i got these bad period cramps..about 4 within 6 hours but now im getting really bad lower back pain thats worse when i lay down..im not sure what to.do
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