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Does Tylenol Help Braxton Hicks Contractions
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
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
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
How far apart?: You can expect braxton-hicks contractions up until you go into labor. They are irregular and nonpainful. When your contractions are painful, regular, and 5 minutes apart, for more than an hour, go to the hospital, as this represents true contractions. You should also go to the hospital if you have vaginal bleeding or fluid, or decreased fetal movement. ...Read more
Can't predict: As your pregnancy progresses, braxton hicks contractions tend to come somewhat more often, but until you get to your last few weeks, they'll probably remain infrequent, irregular, and essentially painless. Sometimes, though, braxton hicks contractions are hard to distinguish from early signs of preterm labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 38 weeks and 1 day, I have braxton hicks contractions, is there a chance i might have to be induced?
Im almost 38w, and I've been having braxton hicks contractions, how do I know its the real thing, other than water break or blood?
Braxton hicks: If they are persistent and 5-10 min apart. ...Read more
34weeks preg. Braxton hicks contractions get regular and very painful and last up to a minute and a half if i stay sitting or walk around.Normal?
Watch for labor: At 34 weeks even if you go into labor the baby should be fine, so there is no need to go to any lengths to stop it. If these pains become increasingly painful and regular than you certainly need to be checked. It is often difficult to tell if it is real or false labor, so don't be embarrassed to get checked even if it might be a false alarm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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