I'm just about 36 weeks with #3 and I just keep having contractions all the time! I have so many BH contractions a day it's ridiculous. My uterus must know I'm talking about it because I just got another one. They're semi-painful and getting to be annoying. My first was on his due date, and my second was 41 weeks (but with vernix, we think my date was off) so it's not like I have a history of going early. Maybe this baby is going to come early? I hope so, because I can't imagine spending the next month to month and a half constantly contracting.
Oh the contractions
I've been having BH for months now...but they are getting more frequent and tighter. And I'm having more ctx...though not as many as I'd like. I have an OB appt Thursday and can't wait for him to check me and see if I'm further along than a fingertip and soft. Being soft excited me last week! Lol I turned term yesterday.....GAME ON!!!!! Ahahahaahah
Funny to hear that they are common with third pregnancies, and that they sometimes result in fast labors. I keep telling my husband that I feel like my uterus is so prepped I'm going to go into labor and baby will come flying out a half hour later (lets hope not that fast!) but you get the point.
I'm going through the same thing. I wake up in the middle of the night and in the morning with BH, menstrual cramping and lower back pain and it lasts all day. I actually told DH I don't think that I'm going to make it another 4 weeks, but now that the words have come out of my mouth, I'll probably go late.
Funny, with my 3rd pregnancy I got soooo many. I had an 'irritable uterus', anything would cause them. My mw suggested drinking 1 or more large cups of strong RRL to 'replace' the work my BH were doing, so I did that and it helped. I found unless I had the tea first thing in the morning they would come with unbearable frequency. And by this stage of pregnancy they were/are so strong- they stop you, make you pause, wrap around your back and pull up on your pelvic floor! lol, I feel for you ladies! For me, they haven't been as bad this pregnancy (4) but I would still guess I get them more then the average woman.
Well, I do have fast labours! #3 was 3 hours, start to finish. (the others were 3.4 and 4 hours). So, it will be interesting to see how it goes!
ii'm going through the same thing. Tons of them. Not super painful but lots of them and some are pretty uncomfortable. Didn't have it with other pregnancies. I was thinking it might be the labor prep- I am doing the polly jeans and in the past I"ve done 5W but I guess since it seems to be so common maybe its actually a 3rd pregnancy thing.
I also cant imagine going 4 more weeks like this- but of course, went to 41 last time and know its fully possible.
I'm also pregnant with my third, and also really uncomfortable with contractions. I get them every time I bend over, fer heck's sake. I'm always asking my kids to pick up stuff off the floor for me.
I do not want a two hour labor, but I wouldn't complain about a five hour one...
Yep, when I bend over, get in the car, stand up... They're crampy this time, too. Never had that with my girls. And of course since I've refused cervical checks thus far I have no idea if they're getting anything done or not!
And I totally agree, a five or six hour (just NOT 24 like my last one!!) labor sounds lovely.