(Closed) Braxton Hicks contractions?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I say call your doc any time you have a question!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Sounds like Braxton-Hicks, but I can’t remember how often I had them…

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had them starting 26 weeks up until the day before I went into labor. Twice they were really bad and I had to go to L&D overnight to be watched-turned out I was dehydrated, which can cause contractions and is really common so make sure you are drinking lots of fluids. They are NOTHING like real contractions though. I mean they are like little anthills an a labor contraction is like Mt Everest!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I got them all the time.  If they only happen when you do certain activities, your doctor will say “Well don’t do those activities.”  Thanks Doc.

Look at it as training for your uterus.  If you get them, change your activity to see if they go away.  If they go away, you’re fine.  If you change your activity and you still get them, wait to see if you have six in an hour.  Then call your doctor to ask.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d call your doc. That sounds A LOT like what I had going on when my preterm labor scare happened at 28/29 wks. I was having 25 contractions a day for several days– mostly painless, seemed to happen when I stood up or did anything engaging my core, but a few seemed to come out of nowhere. I was having 4-5 an hour, so even though I didn’t think it was a big deal and thought they’d just tell me I was dehydrated (despite drinking 64oz every day), I called anyway just to be safe. 

They had me come in and did an NST that showed I was having more contractions than I realized (3 in 20 minutes) and I was hospitalized that day, given a shot of terbutaline, then later put on medication & bed rest from then to 36 wks. My contractions never eased up, even while I was on medication for them (25 contractions most days, 60 yesterday— and that’s all just while I’m awake and paying attention-ish). My cervix started to efface before 32 wks. Not normal stuff in a 1st time pregnancy. I’d call the doc just to play it safe. 

ETA: I’m sorry– reading this again, it sounds pretty scary. I’m not meaning to scare you, it could be as simple as having a UTI or having a bladder that’s too full (neither are causing my contractions, but damn, I wish that was all it was!! And those were the 1st things they looked into in my situation). (Dehydration too, but it doesn’t sound like that’s the case in your situation.) It could be no big deal… but it’s really worth talking to a nurse or doc about to be absolutely sure. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

WOW- you can still jog?  I’m impressed ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

 

Hope all is well with you guys!  I’d call and check just to be safe. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@BabyBoecksMom: Glad you guys are doing well!  Can’t wait to see the 4D pics! 

A little wine usually helps me relax and feel better (especially after a day of getting kicked and feeling big and awkward), and after a few of sips I’m pretty content.  Hope it keeps working ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@BabyBoecksMom: Hope the visit to the doc goes well, and glad to hear things are getting better. 4 contractions in a day isn’t a big deal at all, so yippee! Stress seems to impact my contractions a bit, so if the wine or anything else you do helps you relax and eases the contractions, then that’s awesome news.

I’m sure the 4D ultrasound will put your mind at ease, too!  (Not to mention– what an awesome sneak peak you’ll get at baby!) 

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