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    Default It's happening again

    Argh, I am having period type pains again and this time along with BH! How frequent are Braxton hicks? Mine seem to be coming every few minutes ( maybe every 3-5 minutes) I haven't been timing but they are frequent.

    I'm 33+4

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    I think Braxton hicks aren't regular and don't follow a pattern, whereas normal contractions are regular. I'd start timing them and head to hospital if things seem too regular.

    All the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I think Braxton hicks aren't regular and don't follow a pattern, whereas normal contractions are regular. I'd start timing them and head to hospital if things seem too regular.

    All the best!
    This. BH also don't generally increase in pain. If it were me I'd give the hospital a call and see what they say.

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    They will start getting really intense and last about a minute, 10 ish minutes apart if they're contractions . I dint know if this is baby #1 for you, but trust me, you'll know when they are proper contractions!

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    Thanks they seemed to have eased off a bit, it's number 2 for me but I never had this with my first. I had BH but never with any pain until the day I have birth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJones&Me View Post
    They will start getting really intense and last about a minute, 10 ish minutes apart if they're contractions . I dint know if this is baby #1 for you, but trust me, you'll know when they are proper contractions!
    Except she's 33 weeks, so don't really want them to get to the stage of proper contractions.....

    OP if they're painful and the pain doesn't go away with panadol, hot shower, bath, hot packs then I'd be calling Birth Suite.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Except she's 33 weeks, so don't really want them to get to the stage of proper contractions.....

    OP if they're painful and the pain doesn't go away with panadol, hot shower, bath, hot packs then I'd be calling Birth Suite.....
    Totally agree. OP it's really important that if they are painful/increase in frequency and/or pain that you call the hospital. Best case scenario is it just BH, but if not than the earlier you get checked the faster they can try to stop things. Don't worry about feeling silly or bothering them for nothing- every single one of midwives has always drilled into me it's better to be safe than sorry with these things, it's what midwives are there for.

    Glad to hear they have eased off though- that's a good sign.

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    Thanks they aren't as bad right now but I'll get a heat pack and try that. Also going to head to bed soon.

    Of course DH is away this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    Totally agree. OP it's really important that if they are painful/increase in frequency and/or pain that you call the hospital. Best case scenario is it just BH, but if not than the earlier you get checked the faster they can try to stop things. Don't worry about feeling silly or bothering them for nothing- every single one of midwives has always drilled into me it's better to be safe than sorry with these things, it's what midwives are there for.

    Glad to hear they have eased off though- that's a good sign.
    Yeps. The midwives are going to be at work regardless of whether or not you call them up and go in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    Thanks they aren't as bad right now but I'll get a heat pack and try that. Also going to head to bed soon.

    Of course DH is away this weekend
    Good luck!! Have a nice shower, couple of panadol, cup of tea and see if that knocks them off.


 

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