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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?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy Brown
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Contractions

Braxton hicks contractions can be painful and may resemble true labor contractions.
They can be somewhat regular and of the same length as the labor ones, but they don't produce any cervical dilation. If you are in doubt or have fluid leakage call your OB doc. Rest, fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) may help sometimes but get a consult, first.

In brief: Contractions

Braxton hicks contractions can be painful and may resemble true labor contractions.
They can be somewhat regular and of the same length as the labor ones, but they don't produce any cervical dilation. If you are in doubt or have fluid leakage call your OB doc. Rest, fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) may help sometimes but get a consult, first.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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