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Painful Braxton Hicks Contractions
34weeks preg.Period like cramps painful braxton hicks contractions.Bad acid reflux and vomiting.Pressure in tailbone.Frequent loose stools. Normal?
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
27 Weeks Pregnant Been Having Strong Sometimes Painful Frequent Braxton Hicks Contractions Everyday Like 6 Or 7 In 30 Mins On And Off All Day ?
Varies but no pain: These contractions come in second or third trimester and are not painfull. They are infrequent, irregular and involve only mild cramping.How long they last is variable as there is no correct clinical pattern and are not real labour contractions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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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.
In my 29th wk, how often are "braxton hicks" contractions to occur before it becomes a cause for concern? I've had as many as 10+ a day in the last wk
Please call your OB: Now your OB can decide what to do , if u were my pt i would do a monitor strip and an ultrasound and cervical length, in my book u are having too many at 29 weeks so call your OB now. ...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
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
Braxton hicks : Some drs. Believe that braxton hicks play a part in toning the uterine muscle and promoting the flow of blood to the placenta. They're not thought to have a role in dilating the cervix, but might have some impact on the softening of the cervix. However, as braxton hicks contractions intensify nearer the time of delivery, they are called false labor and can minimally dilate and soften the cervix. ...Read more
I'm 9 weeks and 3 days. Is it normal to get Braxton hicks contractions this early? I have no pain. No bleeding. I'm just scared.
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