Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club
I’m certain that my current contractions are Braxton Hicks. They do get much worse if I don’t lie down. I do go long periods of time without having any so long as I don’t walk around. They do fluctuate in how painful they are. But recently they’ve been getting more frequent and much more painful so I’d like to start timing them at random. The problem here is that I don’t know how. I can feel when they start (a dull ache builds into a more intense period-like pain), but the problem is feeling when they end. They just sort of fade out until I’m lying there and suddenly realise “Oh, that contraction ended… But WHEN?”.
Is anyone else finding the same thing?
Post # 3
i had difficulty to start with too. I started timing from the beginning of one to the beginning of another initially and didnt worry about the length of the actual contraction as they generally dont last that long to start with. once my actual contractions got stronger it was easier to tell
Post # 4
@ChocolateLime: +1. I haven’t had any real contractions yet, but when you go to the doctor, not that they don’t care at all how long they are, but they mostly just care how often they are. So “three an hour, lasting a minute or two” is plenty specific enough, no need to know “every 19 minutes, lasting 30-40 seconds.”
Post # 5
Once they were actual full fledged contractions there was def a start and stop time!! You will know!
And unlike the previous poster my Dr wanted to know contraction length but mine stayed around 45sec, never got to the magical min long for an hour mark! Lol