Have you been struck by lightning crotch? Have you ever experienced a sudden sharp pain deep inside your crotch? Something that feels like a strong jab, perhaps, or an electric shock, maybe with some burning, pins and needles, or stinging thrown in?
Melissa Maimann July 03, I have had shooting, stabbing pains into my vagina for the past two weeks, associated with lower abdo cramps and back pain. I am 37 weeks pregnant.
But there are several signs that labour may be starting. You may experience:. Your waters may also break or you might start feeling contractions.
The last few weeks of pregnancy are full of emotions. As your baby settles into position and the uterus starts to warm —up and practice, you may feel new and sometime uncomfortable sensations. You may experience them across you whole belly, down low in your pelvis, or in your back. Many women have contractions in the evenings that go away with rest, fluids, or a soak in the tub.
All rights reserved. It's a symptom that's hard to ignore; a sharp, almost electric shooting pain that fires down into your vagina without warning, causing many to yelp out from the shock. While there is no research into how many women experience this painful pregnancy phenomenon colloquially dubbed " lightning crotch ," anecdotal evidence suggests it's more common that not.
Read about the signs of labour, and learn how to differentiate between real labour and false labour. When to call your health-care provider is also discussed. Many women worry about false labour and showing up at the hospital too early, only to be sent back home.
Do you feel an urgent need to clean the cooker, tidy the cutlery drawer, and sort your baby's clothes into alphabetical order? This is typical nesting behaviour — and something that many women and their partners report around this time. It can be therapeutic and very useful… but don't overdo it.
Will it be today? Pregnancy normally lasts around 40 weeks and most women will go into labour a week either side of their due date. That means any time now!
Before "true" labor begins, you might have "false" labor pains, also known as Braxton Hicks contractions. These irregular uterine contractions are perfectly normal and might start to occur from your fourth month of pregnancy. Braxton Hicks contractions can be described as tightening in the abdomen that comes and goes.