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Braxton Hicks Every 15 Minutes
Do braxton hicks contractions go away after a shower? If they do, are the ones that don't real contractions? They are coming in every 5 minutes.
Not usually: U should take this up with ur ob, so much depends on how far along u r & how often the come such as every day, week. There r other things that need 2 b known as BP or any other signs of toxicity. B sure u communicate with ur ob? ...Read more
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
See your obstetricia: U must be in labourGet a more detailed answer ›
I am 34 weeks and I have been having what I think is Braxton Hicks contraction for a few days non stop from every 2 min to every hour. Is this normal?
Maybe: The problem is alot of women say they have braxton hicks when they actually describe regular contractions. Braxton Hicks are PAINLESS tightening. If it hurts that's a contraction and only way to know if its preterm labor vs. False labor pains is thru an evaluation with your OB. However, several contractions an hour several hours a day are relatively common. ...Read more
28w preg. And regular braxton hicks. Every single time a stand. Not painful just uncomfortable and often. Should I call ob? Second child.
I'm 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!
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was 4 cm dilated on the 25th. My ob wanted to sweep, hurt too much. Now past my due date, braxton hicks every 2 hr. Placenta previa til 6m. concerns?
Talk to OB MD: You need to consult with your treating OB MD about your concerns rather than this forum which will not have all the medical data that he/she has at this point. ...Read more
Is one braxton hick contraction every hour considered regular or a cause for worry? I'm 25w and either feeling fetal moment or one hourly contraction
Normal: Upto 4 an hour is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
36 weeks with Contractions that are 10 minutes apart &' last about 4 minutes long. &' I have lower/middle back pain along with cramps. Braxton hicks?
Early Labor: Braxton Hicks contractions are usually not regular and typically not strong enough to cause discomfort. It's possible you are in early labor. It would probably be best to call your OB and let them know this is happening and follow their advice. Your OB may want to have you go to labor and delivery for an exam and monitoring of the contractions as well as your baby's heart rate tracings. Good luck! ...Read more
33 weeks pg. And am have had sharp cramping pains where it feels very tight belly gets harder. It last for a few minutes. Are these Braxton hicks?
Contractions: Yes, these are most likely Braxton Hicks contractions. Having some at 33 weeks is quite normal. They should not be regular and frequent though. You might have 3 or 4 an hour and then not notice any for the rest of the day - that's ok. However, if they are frequent, painful and regular, or if you see any bleeding, you should be checked by your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Good Question: They can start as early as 24 weeks but usually start around 28/32 weeks. You will feel light cramping in your abdomen which will come and go in waves which are not repetative! If you are pre-term and they become regular 2/10 minutes apart go to your OB delivery center and call your dr! ...Read more
Contractions: These are uterine cramps that are most similar to your period cramps. They are spasms of the uterus that are not rhythmic and don't cause cervical dilation. They start most often after 28-30 weeks but become common around 35 -37 weeks ...Read more
I'm 24weeks with my third baby. I get braxton hicks a couple times a day everyday from painful to intense. Normal to be so regular?
Not unusual: You should go to the hospital for evaluation if you have 6 or more contractions in one hour, even if they are not painful. ...Read more
Maybe: Braxton hicks contractions are false labor pains. Most people find them to be a painless tightening over the whole uterus. Real contractions are uncomfortable to painful, are usually low across the abdomen, can be associated with spotting or increase in vaginal discharge. Because you are 31 weeks it is very important to distinguish between the two. I would recommend you call your doctor. ...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
Braxton hicks contractions are not labour pains and do not cau dilatation of the cervix. Dilatation of cervix happens with labor pains at term or before term
we do not know how far your are in your pregnancy and how far your contractions are. Bh contractions come every 10 to 20 minutes. True labor contractions will be longer in length, closer in frequency and much stronger in intensity. Consult md. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/marginal placenta @20w. Have to go back @28w for f-up u/s. Should I worry about braxton hicks? What should I do to not make things worse?
Light activity: Avoid strenuous activity and intercourse. Avoid things that make you contract. A marginal previa will usually resolve by the time you repeat your us and you will likely be able to resume these activities at that time. Braxton hicks contractions should not worry you. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more
Having braxton hicks 15 mins apart since this morning... It hurts reallg bad. Back pain comes w it too?
Labor?: Braxton Hicks contractsions don't "Hurt really bad". If you are having painful contractions every 15 minutes, you should go to Labor and Delivery if they persist more than an hour. You may be in labor or pre-term labor. Best wishes! ...Read more
Pregnancy: The difference is that braxton hicks are ineffective and the cervix does not change or dilate. Real contractions cause the water to break and the cervix to begin changing in preparation of delivery. ...Read more
34wks preg. First baby will he come soon than expected? Getting braxton hicks 4 in hr painless? How will I know am in true labor?
Timing is everything: Timing your contractions with a watch or clock and when the interval is consistently 5 minutes or less and you cannot walk, talk, laugh or breathe during the contraction, it is time to contact your OB MD and head to your delivery facility. Braxton Hicks contractions are just like the conductor of the symphony doing a "practice" session before the actual concert. (delivery). ...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 more
Not true labor: Although braxton hicks contractions can come every few minutes like true contractions, bh contractions don’t get more frequent over time, but rather usually go away, often with rest. Also, bh contractions, unlike true contractions generally don't get stronger and more painful over time. ...Read more
Daughter 30wks preg. Measure 24! Having Braxton hicks. Not doing ultrasound for 2 wks! Should we be concerned??!!!
Need Sono AFI NST BP: If the measurement of her fundal height is accurate, (...even if her record of "fetal kicks and movements" is good, she is healthy and gaining weight...) it would be wise to visit today or tomorrow an obstetrical evaluation unit (or a Labor and Delivery ED) to be reexamined and to obtain a sonogram, Amniotic Fluid Index, as well as a Non-Stress Test and a Biophysical Profile. Ask for a MFM. ...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