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    Default Frequent braxton hicks contractions

    Hi ladies,

    Just after a bit of advice from anyone who has experienced something similar. I am 26 weeks on Wednesday.
    I have been getting bh contractions from about 16 weeks this pregnancy, very irregular and nothing that has worried me.
    From yesterday afternoon I have been getting them alot, between 7 and 10 an hour. They don't last long, around 30 seconds each, not painful either just uncomfortable.
    They continued through the night and again this morning, accompanied by a full feeling in my tummy I get when my period is due. I've also had a couple of pandiene extra this morning for bad pelvic girdle pain.

    Anyway the question is when do I worry?? With my DD I got them a bit and was always told they were normal and not to worry, but they were never regular and frequent, and generally only when I was doing something physical, where as this comes even when I am lying/sitting down.

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    If I were in your position I would probably call and try and speak with a midwife, only because they are regular and you need panadiene to get through. Better to get checked and have it be nothing, then wait and it might be something.
    Good luck, I hope that all is ok

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    Thanks bb i was thinking i might need to call. My ob gets in in an hour so will call then.

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    I agree with the PP, always better to be safe then sorry.

    I had this with my second from about the 26 weeks mark - every few days I would get a run of a good few hours where they were constant. After about 34 weeks they started to get painful and would get closer together up to about 5 mins apart and then they would settle right down. But any time I wasn't sure about it or thought something felt different I would call the midwife just to ask advice, that way I wasn't sitting there worrying, I knew they would let me know if it was something I needed checked. In the end I was checked a few times and even they thought it was labour starting once at 35 weeks, but I had a stern word to bubs and told him he wasn't budging, lol. It worked and he came at 39 weeks.

    Good luck!

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    Hi, Hi...sounds like you have an irretable uterus. YOu could have it with every pregnancy or with only one...it depends on you. I can only discribe what it is like for me, but it is best to speak with your OB and se what he/she says. I started with BH from 10 weeks, just about all the time, some times painfull sometimes not, sometimes regular like 4 min appart 30 sec long, some times with a trigger sometimes without. I am now 35 weeks and I go to labour often thinking baby is comming, my cervix also started shortening and softening at 24 weeks but progress happened slowly and I am still fine, where with my previous preg I was in labour at 26 weeks, they stopped it and she was eventualy born at 35 weeks. My doc told me that the only way I will know if it is labour or not, when it is regular, is to be checked. What I do now is take 2 panadein extra and get in bed with a heat pack on my back (you could have a bath but I am infection prone so I stay away from the bath), if it continues or get stronger and closer together I go to hospital...other than the other obvious signs like show or water breaking. HTH I can promise you it is no fun and it is exhausting...best of luck.


 

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