38 weeks pregnant, pulsating lower back pain?

hayray Asked: 38 weeks pregnant, pulsating lower back pain?

So I'm 38 weeks pregnant today with my second child. Starting around a week ago, if I stand or walk around for any amount of time, as soon as I sit down I feel this pulsating lower back pain. I wouldn't say its excruciating but it's definitely uncomfortable. Some people have told me it's "back labor" but I just don't really believe it because well it's a pulsating pain, it's not just one long drawn out amount of pain and it's not extremely painful just uncomfortable as I said before. It's like an intense ache. It doesn't feel anything like braxton hicks contractions (then again I feel those in the front, not my back.) I could understand if it were just strain from standing or walking, but it doesn't matter if I'm just standing for 2 minutes or 30 minutes, it's the same ache. I do have pubic symphisis diastasis, so I have a lot of pain in my pubic bone when I walk, sit, lay down basically anything, I also don't think that has anything to do with my back pain just thought i'd add it in there. Any help on what this lower back pain could be, or if it's all just a part of pregnancy? I'm going to bring it up to my doctor at my next appointment on wednesday but I have a feeling like usual I'll be told it's normal and to just don't overdue anything. Thanks for answers!


iBooBoo Answered:
I feel like you may be overreacting. Tylenol never works for me, so maybe you just happen to not react to it as you usually do today. Try Motrin or Advil.

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Try taking a bottle of frozen water and holding it on the back of your neck. It helps numb the pain and reduce the pressure ever so slightly.

Take another test in a week just in case.

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