Can you experience mild contractions and not know?


Title kinda sums it up, but I’ve been having a lot of stomach tightening that’s slightly painful and it feels like I have a really tight lower back that causes me pain in my butt cheeks. It almost feels like I could massage the pain out (obviously I can’t massage myself well or I would).

The pain is not unbearable, but from my understanding, Braxton Hicks are supposed to be uncomfortable, but not painful.

With my previous pregnancy, my water broke before anything and I felt a few uterine contractions then I was given Pitocin for induction. I’m not familiar with natural contractions.

Thanks for any and all insight! 🙌🏼