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    Default Painful braxton hicks.

    This may seem really silly but I have never had braxton hicks before this pregnancy as I have had 2 premmies with pprom

    My braxton hicks are lasting over a minute long and they are so painful I can't walk through them and feel like vomiting when I have them.

    They are not regular so not real contractions. Is it normal for them to be so painful?

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    I am 28 weeks and I had a really strong painful BH the other day. I had to stop what I was doing and it lasted about a minute. I remember having them with my previous preganancies as well.

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    I'm not sure about normal but I had this from 33 weeks. It was a PITA. For me it was happening daily and they were regular for hours at a time. They weren't as painful as you are describing but the further towards birth I got (gave birth at 37+2) the worse they got. I believe that it was actually prelabour though rather than BH.

    Talk to your dr/midwife about some panadeine forte or other painkiller, I had to take it to get some relief.
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    Are you sure they're braxton hicks?

    I never had them with dd1 (didn't have real contractions until 8cm either), so I thought that I was having bh with dd2 but it was labour.

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    All I know is that they hurt. I had to walk out of an exam and take a security guard so i could swear and be bent over in pain outside the exam room today. I am the type who can break bones and feel like a level 2 pain so this was quite extreme.

    I am 33 weeks and ouchy/ They only last for like 1minute each and come for about 20 minutes then stop until a few hours later.

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    Fingers crossed they are just bh and go away so you can rest before bub arrives

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    I wouldn't say that level of pain was normal for BH. I get loads of BH and I either have zero pain, or at worst dull cramping. Mine also have no noticeable pattern to them, they are random. If I was having that type of activity I would be more inclined to think it was pre-labour, and be starting to think real labour wasn't too far off. Probably worth getting checked out I would have thought.

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    Sounds like bh. Like pp said, I was in labour and just thought it was bh until they went to 5 mins apart.
    I was getting 8-10 a day from 34w. For a minute or longer.

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    rest?

    i get no maternity leave. I has to work and work and work unfortunately.

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    I had no noticeable BH with dd1 or dd2, had painful BH from about 33wks onwards with DS. Sometimes they would be regular and painful and 2-5mins apart, I could have sworn he was going to come early, nope he came at 39+6 still :-/

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