Ooooooh boy. This is going to be interesting! I have a bit of an irritable uterus... no preterm labor or anything, just very very regular false labor for weeks before real labor starts. With DD1 it was 4 weeks, DD2 it was 6 weeks of false labor. Well, today I started getting BHs... not as hard as before, but fairly exhausting, maybe one intense BH every hour. Do you girls know which herbs to take for an irritable uterus? I took red raspberry leaf tea last time. Thanks!
Braxton Hicks already... what herbs help?
My herbal infusion recipe has 2 parts RRL, 2 parts dandelion root, 2 parts nettle, 2 parts oat straw, 1 part ginger, and 1 part rose hips. That mix has a good amount of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, A and B vitamins, iron, and minerals.
I have no advice but wanted to say that I have felt BHs already too. My belly tightens clear up near the bottom of my rib cage. Like round ligament pain, I felt these much earlier than I was "supposed" to. Mine aren't intense or painful though and for me, my BHs never felt anything like contractions during labor. During labor, all of my pain was low, at my cervix. I never felt pain in my belly/uterus, back or anywhere else. Labor pains weren't what I expected at all - I thought they'd be like BHs but stronger but they weren't.
I've had some. Until yesterday they were just completely random. One here or there, especially after being active. Yesterday I walked for a long time, when I sat down I had at least 8 or 10 in a row. I had tons with DS. I timed them but never worried. Always very steady 4 or 5 min apart for weeks but didn't hurt. I guess I'm in for more of teh same.
I haven't had it checked since being pregnant, but that's interesting. I have low progesterone and take supplements for it when not pregnant and through the first trimester. I wonder if that might have been an issue with the last 2 babies since I hadn't yet realized it was a problem. I haven't had BHs very much since first posting this... maybe that was just a fluke day or dehydration. I'll bear the progesterone idea in mind if it they come on strong again!