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Left side pain? 
20th-Jun-2008 03:26 am [aches and pains, bowel movements, false labor, labor]
madelitty, yvie, grunge
I'm due tomorrow (The 21st) and I've having a really constant pain on the left side of my uterus/ abdomen.   I went to bed a few hours ago and it was only hurting then when I was having contractions only leaving me uncomfortable between.    Now the pain is almost constant on the entire left side of my uterus/abdomen and sort of in the front a little too.    I thought it might be the starts of labor but the fact that it's only on my left and it's constant and only gets worse during contractions that makes me think maybe it's not.  I don't know.   I know I'm uncomfortable enough right now I can't sleep.  If I had a bath tub I'd jump in it to relax. 

Any idea what this is?   I have an appointment at my doctors office about nine hoursish from now already.  But I can't sleep at the moment and was hoping maybe someone could help me.

Edited to add it seems that I also suddenly seem to have diarrhea.

I' d feel so much better if I just knew what this pain was.  I thought labor pain was in waves, this isn't in waves it's pretty constant. 
20th-Jun-2008 11:35 am (UTC)
It looks like the start of labor to me, dear ;)
Diarrhea is a very common sign of the onset of labor. My mom had it on her due date night, and thought it was the macaroni :D but I actually came out 4 hours later, so she figured it wasn't, after all.

Good luck honey!! Enjoy it, if this is it!!
20th-Jun-2008 11:58 am (UTC)
I'd feel better to just know that it is labor and not something wrong with me.

I'm trying to get comfortable so I can sleep for a while but as soon as I did I had to get up and pee.

Thank you I hope this is it.
20th-Jun-2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
I'm sure nothing's wrong with you :)
it's a matter of probability, it's a lot more likely this is labor than anything else! and in a couple of hours you'll probably know better!

You'll be in my thoughts!!
20th-Jun-2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, I agree with this.

With my first, I swore I just had REALLY bad gas pains and um, you know, diarrhea. Which I did (have diarrhea) but the gas pains were labor pains!
20th-Jun-2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah it feels like really bad gas pain that doesn't want to go away. Not exactly what I was expecting.
20th-Jun-2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
You and my mom! That's so funny. If there's one thing I know to look for as a sign of possible labor (thanks to my mom), it's feeling like I have really bad gas pains that won't go away.

To the OP- good luck and I hope this is it! :)
20th-Jun-2008 11:43 am (UTC)
Usually diahrrea means labor is coming pretty soon, and in the beginning I'm afraid you can hurt anywhere. In the first labor stages I actually had horrible leg pain, don't ask me what that was about. I hope you can get some rest though and have a beautiful baby in your arms soon.
20th-Jun-2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
I've had diarrhea on and off for a couple weeks, but this seems sort of different, and extremely sudden.

Now that my bladder is empty again I'm going to try to get to sleep, but I seem to have to pee so often I can't get back to sleep. As soon as I'm relaxed I have to pee.
20th-Jun-2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope it's labor!! I had back labor and my daughter was facing my left side so I had a constant horrible pain on that side until she was born!
20th-Jun-2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Yay for labor! Yay for another summer solstice baby! It's the longest day of the year you know, this coming from another summer solstice baby.
20th-Jun-2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
I was really hoping for a solstice baby, cause her daddy's birthday is on Winter Solstice and it would have been awesome. Even the midwife today thought it was early labor. But in the last few hours.. after hours of painful contractions it all seems to have stopped. What the heck? :/
20th-Jun-2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
That's how my labor started. The night before I felt like I was going to get my period.
20th-Jun-2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
My EDD is tomorrow as well and I too am experiencing the SAME thing.
My mom told me she thinks its the start of labor, so I will be spending ALL day walking haha!
20th-Jun-2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to go out and walk. I just wish it wasn't 100 outside.
My boyfriend was going to drop me off at the park after his lunch and then pick me up after work, but I don't have a cell phone and I don't want to get stuck on a nature trail by myself if it comes full on. That'd be an interesting story but it would be... not ideal. xD
20th-Jun-2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Having diarrhea leads me to believe you're getting ready for labour. The hardest thing, I'd say, would be trying to stay calm.

Good luck!
20th-Jun-2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
I had that for a couple hours straight. Just contant pain. My doc told me to come in and it turns out I was having contractions I didn't feel. They offered pitocin but I said no thanks and went home. That was Monday night, Thursday about 4am the real thing started.
20th-Jun-2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
oh I hope its the real thing... USA Today says today is the happiest day of the year... Its also my birthday!!! Good luck!!
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