(Closed) How did your Braxton-Hicks progress before you delivered?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Unfortunately labour is so much different for everyone.  When I was pregnant I had to family members pregnant as well.  I was due on Feb 8th, Cousin was due on Feb 14, and sister was due on Mar 5. 

I wasn’t very close with cousin and we didn’t talk very much.  But based on what I heard from Mother-In-Law she experienced some mild BH contractions and then out of nowhere she was into heavy labor and barely made it to the hospital. She also went 10 days early.

Then there was me.  I was 7 days late (would of been more if I haven’t been induced).  I experienced alot of BH contractions.  There was one night that they even got quite painful and lasted almost 2 hours.  I actually thought that I was starting to go into labour.  and then they slowly started to get less and less painful.  But finally when I got induced and the DR. broke my water i had an extremely fast and painful labor. 

Next was my sisters turn.  She told me that she didn’t really feel any BH.  Then out of nowhere (because lucky girl also went 10 days early) she went into labour.  Hers lasted 11 hrs and some. 

So unfortuately there is no way to tell how soon you will have your little munchkin.  All I know for sure it is your body preparing yourself for labor.  But only time will tell how soon it will be.

Post # 4
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had BH that felt like menstrual cramps for about 4 days off and on before I went into labor. They weren’t painful, but were noticeable, and at times caught me off guard. They came and went, getting worse at night and better in the afternoon. The day I went into labor, they were still menstrual-like, but were clearly different than the BH I’d had the previous days.

Good luck!

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