Originally Posted by JacquelineR
Not being purposely dense, but what are the normal interventions? The things listed at the beginning of this thread?
I'm asking because my BHC seem to get earlier with each pregnancy (none that I noticed with ds1, 23/24 weeks with ds2, started around 18 weeks with this one) and more noticeable.
There is nothing abnormal about BH contractions. BH contractions are normal and healthy, and they do often start earlier with each pregnancy. Here is the key: BH contractions are simply contractions that do not produce cervical change.
But if your cervix is changing when you are contracting, that is NOT normal (especially as early as 20's weeks) and those are not BH contractions, that's preterm labor.
Also, I think that assuming you and/or your care provider cannot find any evidence of cervical change, it would also be concerning to me if I still
had BH if:
1. I was already drinking plenty of water (>8 glasses/day)
2. I wasn't doing anything to tick off my uterus (could be anything... from too much sex lol to drinking RRL tea)
3. Drinking 2 glasses of water and lying down on my left side didn't make them go away (or seriously diminish) within a half-hour or so.