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Am I experiencing a contraction at 22 weeks?

Am I experiencing a contraction at 22 weeks?

Probably: If this is your second, or more pregnancy, you may be experiencing what are termed 'braxton-hicks' contractions - sort of a practice contraction of the experienced uterus. If there is no discharge from the vagina, and these are short term (although sometimes rather uncomfortable) then you can experience them throughout the pregnancy and they are not a problems. Consult your ob. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

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


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BH contractions at 22 weeks...painful just a little bit, is it normal?

Can be: Amy women feel contractions throughout their pregnancy. Until you know what is normal for you it is best to see your Obgyn and confirm that you are not having preterm labor ...Read more

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Immeasurable cervix since 22 weeks and 1cm dilated. Now I am 32 weeks. No contractions ever detected on NST's, 1cm dilated. Can I make it full term?

Immeasurable  cervix since 22 weeks and 1cm  dilated. Now I am 32 weeks. No contractions ever detected on NST's, 1cm dilated. Can I make it full term?

Maybe: Congratulations on making it this far! At 32 weeks the baby is in pretty good shape and chances are very good that it will be just fine. If you can hang in another 2 weeks you can expect the baby to ultimately do just as well as if you make it all the way to full term. ...Read more

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What do contractions feel like?

What do contractions feel like?

Bad menstrual cramps: Labor can take 24 to 36 hours. Early on labor pains feel very much like bad menstrual cramps. It can take 12 to 18 hours to get into active labor. The contractions of active labor are intense and come every 3 to 5 minutes. You usually cannot talk or walk during an active labor contraction. ...Read more

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What does a contraction feel like?

Menstrual cramps: Most of my patients describe contractions as being like menstrual cramps, to varying degrees of discomfort - from mild to severe. However, some patients perceive contractions only as pressure (or pain) in their backs, sides, or in their legs. Occasionaly i find a patient in labor, dilated 6 or 7 centimeters, who denies feeling contractions at all. Any rhythmic sensation could be contractions. ...Read more

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How contractions feels like at 36 week?

Cramping: Intense, intense cramping--like the worst period of your life. This is unlike anything you have experienced before, especially if you're a first time mom. I tell my patients that, generally speaking, if you can talk/speak through a contraction; it's probably not a real labor--as opposed to the false, Braxton-Hicks--contraction. ...Read more

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Epidural pain worse than contraction?

Epidural pain worse than contraction?

No: The discomfort from having an epidural placed is generally not worse than contractions. Epidurals are one of the most popular tools used to provide relief of pain during the active phase of labor. Your md can give you more info and help you decide if this is a good option for you. ...Read more