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    Default Braxton Hicks

    I am 33 weeks and I've just started getting braxton hicks... but they are quite painfull! I've had them for a few hours for the last 2 afternoons... my stomach goes really tight and i get really uncomfortable... it's just one after the other for about 2 hours...

    I don't remember getting them with my son 11 years ago but I didn't think they were supposed to be painfull...

    Does that sound normal... nothing I do makes them feel better at the time...

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    Me too! I was reading about something called irritable uterus too and thinking it may be that, give it a google. I read that dehydration can make it worse and when I thought about it I hadn't been drinking enough, so for the last couple of days I've made an effort to drink more and it's helped a lot. Hth.

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    Hi! I had Irritable Uterus with my last pregnancy and yes, dehydration can make your uterus contact, so drink plenty of water!

    OP i had 30 BH a day every day from around 35 weeks, and 20 a day from 14 weeks. Mine were also very intense and unstoppable. I tried to rest and not lift heavy things (toddler) as that would often trigger them.

    If you are worried just call your midwife or hosp birth ward to let them know.

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    Hi! I had Irritable Uterus with my last pregnancy and yes, dehydration can make your uterus contact, so drink plenty of water!

    OP i had 30 BH a day every day from around 35 weeks, and 20 a day from 14 weeks. Mine were also very intense and unstoppable. I tried to rest and not lift heavy things (toddler) as that would often trigger them as would having a full.bladder or bowel (sorry TMI!) and DTD.

    If you are worried just call your midwife or hosp birth ward to let them know.

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