How can you tell the difference between a real contraction and a BH?
I know i have been getting BH because they are not painful and just feel like a good stretch of my belly. But tonight the BH has been very frequent almost very 10 min. And some are quite uncomfortable. Could that be contractions?
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03-10-2012 00:28 #1
Difference between braxton hicks and real contractions?
03-10-2012 00:39 #2Senior Member
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Hmmmm it could be pre-labour or very early labour. Try to get some rest, if this is your first this kind of thing could go on for quite a while. Or it may get more intense relatively quick, but You will KNOW when you are in full-blown labour. Rest up in the meantime
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03-10-2012 07:20 #3
I think it will be different for everyone, but for me BH were non painful belly tightenings. My early contractions were like mild period pain, starting around 15 mins apart and gradually building in frequency and intensity, so there was an obvious difference (although I didn't 'know' I was in labour until they were 2 mins apart and too painful to stay still through).
Good luck if this is early labour!!
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03-10-2012 08:20 #4
My early labour felt just like BH - in fact the only reason I knew I was in early labour was because I was in hospital being monitored. However early labour can go on for days, so don't worry.
What I consider my 'real' conractions started out like period cramps, very low down, and they were regular and very intense.
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