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Alternative Treatments For Braxton Hicks Contractions
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
Im experiencing braxton hicks contractions at 36 weeks every 20 min all day and diarhea also is this normal?
At 36 weeks: you should be in contact with your OBGYN who should answer ALL of your questions since HE/SHE knows YOUR pregnancy best! It would be FOOLISH for anyone to comment about you present clinical situation (although I would guess its "normal") Good Luck and I hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
What does it mean if my Braxton Hicks Contractions are happening more often and I am having back pains and my belly is starting to drop?
Can braxton hicks contractions cause effacement and dilation if they randomly occur multiple times per day? Not more than 4 in an hour though.
Can braxton hicks contractions efface or dilate the cervix? I'm having multiple tthroughout the day but completely irregular and unpredictable.
What does it mean if my Braxton Hicks Contractions are happening more often as in everyday and my I am having back pains and my belly is starting drop?
To be expected: It is very usual to have increasing Braxton hicks contractions as pregnancy progresses and you are closer to your due date. Remember to contact your obstetrician once your contractions become so strong your are breathing through them and they are occurring every 8-10minutes apart, if you have a gush of water or any bleeding. Of course contact your doctor sooner if you are less than 37 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 37w 4d and I've been having braxton hicks contractions for 3 weeks, but their in my back, and i think im leaking fluid, should I go to the hospitial?
Yes you should: Suggest you call your OB dr. Or midwife first. ...Read more
2nd or 3rd trimester: Braxton hicks contractions are most commonly felt during the 3rd trimester, though they may begin in the 2nd trimester. Dehydration can increase the amount of these contractions. It's different for everyone, and not every pregnant woman will experience braxton hicks contractions. ...Read more
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