I'm 40 weeks today how long will I continue to have braxton hicks contractions?

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.

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I'm 34 weeks and was wondering how often am I supiera to have braxton hicks contractions?

Preterm labor . Most doctors recommend going to the hospital if you are having painful contractions 5 minutes apart for at least an hour to be evaluated for preterm labor. The frequency of braxton hicks contractions varies widely from person to person. 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 more...

I'm having what I believe to be the same sensation as Braxton Hicks contractions. I have had the same feeling for about a week now. I am sterilised?

Unclear question. You may be having a mild colic due to many causes, e.g., gas in the intestine, partial obstruction of the intestine, stones in the kidney or gall bladder. If the "sensation" is interfering with your life or work, you should consult a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...