Menstrual Cramps/Labor Pains Connection?
February 20, 2009 8:54 AM Subscribe
Is there a correlation between how painful/strong your menstrual cramps usually are and how painful/strong your labor contractions will be/were?
posted by RingerChopChop to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My pregnant sister always had extremely painful menstrual cramps accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea and cramping of the extremities (feet, arms, hands, calves, etc.). We're wondering if this is somehow going to be a predictor to how her labor will go.
Do painful cramps mean you have a stronger uterus?
I, on the other hand, have never had any type of menstrual cramping at all, does this mean my uterus is weak? (FYI, I also have a tipped uterus). You would think that the way your uterus contracts during menstrual cramps would be similar (albeit on a much smaller scale) to how it contracts while giving birth.