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    Default contractions with NO pain

    Hi all.
    Tomorrow I am 37 weeks pregnant. throughout the day I have been having some tightenibgs only lasting a few seconds. I have had around 4 today. There has been no pain what so ever. Could this be the start of contractions? Or would something else be causing it? Thanks

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    Sounds like Braxton Hicks...your body getting ready for the real thing

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    ahhh if only there was no pain in labour! (in our dreams hey!) lol. hun sounds like Braxton hicks.. with labour it feels like period pain at first and then gets more intense... (don't mean to sound like a party pooper). You'll definitely know you're in labour when the contractions get stronger, more painful and closer together. all the best for your birth!

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    Sounds like Braxton hicks.

    I had painless contractions, but they were every 3min lasting over a minute, and they went all day long before they started hurting, ds2 was born 3hrs later.

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    Thanks all, that's what I thought but just wanted to make sure as I have never experienced them before.
    how ling do they usually go for before going into labour? I understand everyone is different but a rough time frame would be good. do they ever subside? Or does start from braxtons and go forward from there?

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    some women have BH from early in their pregnancy.. everyone is different.

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    I've had mine from 18w they have zero or less indication of labour

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    Thanks again.
    at least I know not to wake df lol
    ill speak to my doctor tomorrow at my appointment and go from there

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    I agree it does sound like Braxton Hicks, however with my last pregnancy almost 5 years ago, I honestly had no pain. I had what's called a 'silent labour', I had very mild contractions, a heavy sensation 'down there' and constantly had to go to the toilet, even the midwife didn't believe me when I told her I was in labour. Well, when she checked me I was 10 cms already and within half an hour of getting to hospital I had my son. The only time it Hirt (and it wasn't even that bad) was when her was crowning. I'm hoping it's the sane with this pregnancy too

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    Sorry yeah I should have mentioned they're not really an indication of labour happening soon because they can go on for weeks and months. Consider them your body practicing for the real thing minus the pain


 

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