Contractions.....

What do real contractions feel like???? I can't say that I have actually had them because I have had c-sections before my due date. Can anyone shed some light??

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    04/14/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Katie posted a good description of them here: https://moms.com/post/194785/what-do-labor-contra…
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    04/14/14
    4Katie
    I hope this post I made is helpful. There is such a huge range of what women feel. I think describing them as really bad menstrual cramps is pretty close.
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      Ah.. contractions.. I surely had them :) Although Katie described them as mainly being felt in the back and belly.. I would disagree, at least for me! Mine felt like the most God awful cramps.. but like everything was going to come out from the pressure.. I cannot even describe how bad they hurt before we got to the hospital.. I couldn't walk or talk through them.. I was starting to feel like I could vomit.. and they were just these waves of intense pain and pressure all at once.. ah!
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        04/15/14
        They feel like your belly is tightening and going to burst ... then all of a sudden that feeling goes away only to begin a few minutes later... or at least that is my take on it!
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