A 44-year-old member asked:
What do contractions feel like?
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31 years experience
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Muscle cramps: Contractions feel like muscle cramps that we often get in our calf region but instead it is in a woman's abdominal region. If you are concerned you may be having contractions then you need to call your OB physician.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
What does a contraction feel like?
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American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Menstrual cramps: Most of my patients describe contractions as being like menstrual cramps, to varying degrees of discomfort - from mild to severe. However, some patients perceive contractions only as pressure (or pain) in their backs, sides, or in their legs. Occasionaly i find a patient in labor, dilated 6 or 7 centimeters, who denies feeling contractions at all. Any rhythmic sensation could be contractions.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Why do my cramps feel like contractions?
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Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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A 30-year-old female asked:
What do Braxton Hicks contractions feel like?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
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A 29-year-old female asked:
How contractions feels like at 36 week?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Cramping: Intense, intense cramping--like the worst period of your life. This is unlike anything you have experienced before, especially if you're a first time mom. I tell my patients that, generally speaking, if you can talk/speak through a contraction; it's probably not a real labor--as opposed to the false, Braxton-Hicks--contraction.
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Last updated Jan 7, 2017
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