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Braxton Hicks all the time....

Postby ceebeebee » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:56 am

Hi ladies, quick question i am getting braxton hicks all the time, i probably get about 10+ a day. sometimes they are close together sometimes far apart. They are at times painful (when i need to pee), but mostly uncomfortable, and can last quite a few minutes. Is it normal to have so many? I`ve started to get the at night too, which is mighty uncomfortable when trying to sleep.

When i get them i try to stand up and move around, and drink more water. Anything else i can do to ease them?
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Re: Braxton Hicks all the time....

Postby Gonzo1 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:48 am

You can try a warm bath with Epson salt. That helped me for a while. So close to EDD nothing stops mine. Check your diet, make sure you are getting enough magnesium and calcium. All that helped me!
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Re: Braxton Hicks all the time....

Postby ceebeebee » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:07 pm

Ooo thanks will try that, did you have lots too then? I`m only 29 weeks so i wondered if i should be having this many.
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Re: Braxton Hicks all the time....

Postby Gonzo1 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:17 am

Mine started around 33 weeks and became the all day kind around 35 weeks, but it's very different for everyone. Mention to your provider at your next appt but so long as they don't become regular, more than 5 in an hour, painful or accompanied with bleeding you are prob ok.
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Re: Braxton Hicks all the time....

Postby alexmarie » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:32 pm

That was how I was around 30 weeks with my last pregnancy. My midwife said it was normal it was just my body practicing. I have them all the time with this pregnancy as well. They never really get painful, just uncomfortable if I have a full bladder.
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Re: Braxton Hicks all the time....

Postby armywife1980 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:28 am

Sounds normal to me :) You really only need to worry if you have more than 5 in an hour. My last 2 pregnancies have been riddled with all day BH since about 20wks. I've been getting some at night that wake me up for about a month now. It's no fun, but my last labor was only 4hr12 start to delivery so while it's tiresome, it serves a purpose I think.
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Re: Braxton Hicks all the time....

Postby ceebeebee » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:01 am

Yeah they wake me in the night too, combine that with a full bladder is very painful.

I have to stop now and breathe thru them, not because they are painful, just uncomfortable and last a minute or so. I`m hoping my uterus is getting prepared and therefore labour will be easier (hoping anyway!!!). I am the only one out of my parenting/antenatal class that has them, or experienced them, which makes me feel not normal, but my midwife says all ok, and they are not painful, or regular so i guess all is good.
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