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    Today I have been having Braxton Hicks. Or at least I'm sure they are. They last between 15-45 seconds and are rather irregular. They occur when I dramatically change position, ie standing to sitting, standing to "bending" (I can't bend over any more, its more of a painful squat with a but of a bend), etc. Or they occur when bub moves massively or even when I stay in one position too long. They aren't painful. Just a bit uncomfortable. Is this my body definitely getting ready for labour or what? Just wondering if it means I'll be having a baby closer to my due date instead of the threats my mum is giving me about going over (she went over with me)? Anyone?

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    Totally normal Braxton hicks I would love to say it means labour is closer than you think but it doesn't :/

    I had heaps when I had my 2 boys and they were both late and not as many with my DD and she was early!

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    It's definately your body getting some practice in, but it doesn't necessarily mean bub will come earlier than expected. How far along are you? With DS I started getting BH from around 36 weeks, he was born at 41+1. This time around I've been getting them from 18 weeks.

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    I've been getting them for a few weeks now (since about 28ish) and am currently 34+3

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    Ok. This is getting out of control. I just had a huge fight with my mum (I'm stuck living here) and since then I've had about 10 Braxton Hicks in an hour. Should I ring the hospital? Its way too early for me to be in labour. 5 weeks too early! Its easy enough to breath through them, but its driving me bonkers!

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    Hugs I hope you're ok, maybe just call to see if they can give advice


 

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