thank you for answering my questions! I am 38 weeks and 1 day. My prior two births were at 32 and 6, and 37 and 3. So I'm starting to feel kind of "late" even though I rationally know I'm not. :)
Every day for about the past week, I have woken in the early am with terrible menstrual-like low back cramping, aching, etc--it feels EXACTLY like labor, only without the corresponding ctx. I might have a ctx or three in there, but the low back pain is ongoing and unrelenting while the ctx are random. I'm thinking this might be positional because it only stops once I get up for the day--which kind of ruins me because now I'm tired!!
My midwife suggested gas, which I think is in no way related whatsoever. Another doula suggested back labor, which might be more of a possibility because this baby is definitely angling for that position (my last was posterior, too). I guess I'm wondering what you think? Is my body just not comfortable in my bed anymore?
It might not be anything sinister, though I despise it because EVERY day I wake thinking, "great! today's they day!" and then I remember, oh yeah...
thank you so much!