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Doctor insights on: Braxton Hicks Vs Labor 36 Weeks

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How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

Timing is everything: If the frequency of Braxton Hicks contractions with a timed shortened interval, then that is actual labor when it gets down to 5 to 7 minutes whereupon you cannot walk, talk, laugh or breathe ...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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Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Cervical change: Braxton-Hicks contractions are real contractions, but are not putting you into labor, as evidenced by changing your cervix. Keep well hydrated, and time them. If they are coming ever 5 minutes, you need to be evaluated by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is Braxton Hicks contractions normal to occur at 20 weeks pregnant?

Is Braxton Hicks contractions normal to occur at 20 weeks pregnant?

For some: Some feel cramping at this time. Some do not. If you feel your are out of the ordinary contact your obgyn for evaluation to exclude preterm labor ...Read more

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Are braxton hicks ok at 28 weeks?

Are braxton hicks ok at 28 weeks?

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

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How to relieve Braxton Hicks Contractions at 23 weeks?

How to relieve Braxton Hicks Contractions at 23 weeks?

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

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I am 30 weeks pregnant. Are braxton hicks contractions supposed to hurt?

I am 30 weeks pregnant. Are braxton hicks contractions supposed to hurt?

They are: Uncomfortable , but not very painful, if regular call OB and make sure it is not premature labor. ...Read more

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30 weeks Pregnant -abdominal period cramping, Braxton hicks more than usual and gas that feels stuck?

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

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Cramping and nausea and im 35 weeks pregnant could it be braxton hicks or pre-term labor?

Exam needed: Labor is a combination of contractions and a change in the cervix. An exam is needed to know if it is occurring so a woman should notify and go to her OB or labor and delivery. ...Read more

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How do I know the difference between Braxton Hicks contractions and preterm labor?

How do I know the difference between Braxton Hicks contractions and preterm labor?

Pain & frequency: True labor is generally painful, or at least associated with pelvic pressure and/or backache. True contractions come every 5-10 minutes, whereas false contractions of braxton-hicks come every 30 minutes. If in doubt, consult your obstetrician asap. ...Read more

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Am 36 weeks pregnant cervix is soft and low have menstrual type cramping and frequent braxton hicks can early labour be on its way?

Am 36 weeks pregnant cervix is soft and low have menstrual type cramping and frequent braxton hicks can early labour be on its way?

See your doctor : Labor is defined by cervical change in response to contractions. The only way to know is to have your cervix checked for change over time. If you are having regular contractions you should see your doctor to have the cervix checked. ...Read more

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36 weeks 75% effacement, FT dilation & Station 0. Having BH 4 minutes apart. Hospital sent me home. Chances of active labor high? Thanks!

36 weeks 75% effacement, FT dilation & Station 0. Having BH 4 minutes apart.  Hospital sent me home. Chances of active labor high? Thanks!

Maybe contractions: could get stronger and closer or sometimes go away if they get stronger and the same frequency or closer together for a few hours then call your OB, if your cervix has changed that means early labor , at 36 weeks as long as you and baby are OK no one is going to encourage your labor ...Read more

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What are braxton hicks contractions?

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

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What's the normal/average size of the cervix @ 20 weeks? Can braxton hicks contractions dilate, shorten, or efface it?

Cervix : At 20 weeks is a regular size cervix that is unaffected by braxton hicks contractions . They are just practice contractions and nothing to be afraid of. They are normal ! ...Read more

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When in actual labour do you still experience braxton hicks contractions?

When in actual labour do you still experience braxton hicks contractions?

Nope!: You trade up for the real things! some labor contractions aren't even as painful as some braxton-hicks, but they eventually make it there. ...Read more

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38 wks preg Moody, passed mucus plug yesterday, cramping and back pain, extremely tired. Contractions irregular 2cm 50% effaced Dd 7/29-8/3 labor soon?

Labor: Yes. After passing the mucous plug the labor will begin soon but may be delayed for up to a week afterward. Try to get some rest and notify your obstetrician that you passed the mucous plug. Congratulations! You will have a beautiful baby soon. ...Read more

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34/35 wks preg dd 7/29-8/3 extreme back/vaginal/lower abdominal pain contractions last couple wks discharge & feeling of leaking on self preterm labor?

Go to L&D: The symptoms you describe warrant an exam by your doctor or a doctor covering for Labor & Delivery. You need to rule out preterm rupture of membranes, as well as preterm labor. Go now. ...Read more

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