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Braxton Hicks Contractions Per Hour
Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor 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
Braxton hicks 23 wks: Call your doctor this AM and discuss. Usually do not have B-H that early (usually 3rd trimester, 2nd is early, so is a bit early) may be UTI or pre-term labor. Drink water and do not dehydrate as that can precipitate. Relax, lie down. Call you doctor this AM immediately ...Read more
Still contractions: Braxton-hicks although normal @ 28 weeks are still contractions. If they are recurrent (> 4/hour), cause pelvic pressure or persistent pain, or increased mucousy vaginal discharge, get checked by your ob. Try to limit any activities that cause these contractions (intercourse, exercise, lifting, etc) & call your OB if any of these signs of preterm labor persist or worsen. Take care. ...Read more
Possible : It may relieve the pain and doesn't hurt you or baby to take on occasion when you are having these contractions. ...Read more
Practice contraction: Braxton hicks contractions can happen at anytime during your pregnancy. They tend to be milder and more irregular than the contractions you get during labor. In general they are practice contractions that normally occur. If you have contractions more than 4 times in an hour and are preterm, you should call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
Maybe: Some women begin to have cramping before the onset of their bleeding, it may be a normal variation for you. If it is new, if it is very painful, - you can see your doctor for an evaluation to check for cysts, or discuss the possibility of endometriosis. There are many treatment options if it is bothersome to you. ...Read more
30 weeks Pregnant -abdominal period cramping, Braxton hicks more than usual and gas that feels stuck?
May be preterm labor: Those regular contractions could be preterm labor. One should be checked out by her Ob-Gyn doctor. That may mean going to the hospital and staying in the Labor and Delivery ward to be monitored to see what is going on. Meanwhile, a patient should avoid physical activities or having sex until getting checked out. A baby born at 30 weeks is much too early, so hopefully the uterus calms down. ...Read more
38 weeks. Contractions average around 15 min apart. Sharp consistent back pain. Contraction cause expell of gas... Labor?
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