Pregnancy, for many women, is a time of joy and excitement. However, it is important to be aware that not all associated symptoms and feelings during pregnancy are enjoyable. For women who are 34 weeks pregnant, the onset of period pain and backache can come as an unexpected and uncomfortable surprise. These are common symptoms during this stage of pregnancy, and while they may cause discomfort, there are ways to manage them. In this blog post, we will discuss period pain and backache at 34 weeks pregnant, as well as some strategies for how to cope. We will explore the potential causes of these symptoms, and provide actionable advice on how to ease the discomfort. Finally, we will provide resources for pregnant women seeking further assistance. This blog post is intended to provide information and support to women who are 34 weeks pregnant, so they can approach their pregnancy with peace of mind and better prepare for the arrival of their baby.
What do contractions feel like?
Early contractions may resemble period pains, and if you’ve already experienced them, you may be wondering if they are simply more Braxton Hicks contractions.
Your tummy will feel hard during a contraction as your womb’s muscles tense up and work to gradually open your cervix and push your baby out. As labour goes on, the contractions will become more intense. After each one, your muscles will unwind, and the discomfort will subside.
Your contractions may stop and start during the latent stage of labor, and they may vary in length, frequency, and strength. You might experience a lot of regular contractions before they slacken or stop altogether.
When labor has officially begun, your contractions will become more frequent and continue. When you experience a 30- to 60-second contraction every five minutes, contact your midwife, a birthing facility, or a hospital labor and delivery room. A home birth will require the midwife to travel to you.
Pre-labor symptoms include backaches and period-like pain in the third trimester. Read what our midwife has to say.
Pre-labor symptoms include backaches and period-like pain in the third trimester. Read what our midwife has to say. More from signs-of-labour.
How do doctors manage preterm labor?
You may require medication to stop or slow down labor if you are in early labor. Your provider might need to deliver the fetus early if labor has advanced and can’t be stopped. Additionally, there are drugs to support the lungs and organs of an early-born fetus. Your provider will evaluate:
Do period pains mean labour is close?
When should I be concerned about lower back pain 34 weeks pregnant?
If you have severe back pain during pregnancy or back pain that lasts more than two weeks, talk to your health care provider. He or she might recommend medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or other treatments.
Do labour pains start like period pains?
Does back pain and cramps mean labor?