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Old 09-15-2007, 04:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is my third pregnancy, but my youngest is 8 yrs, so I cannot really remember when the BH contractions started. It just seems a bit early to me. They are quite uncomfy too... Anyone else having this problem??? Thanks
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With all 4 of my pregnancies mine started up right at 11 weeks & became stronger & more frequent through the rest of the pregnancy. Weeee! What fun! I'm 25 weeks now & feel like I'm in early labor much of the time. I baffle all my caregivers, but I don't have preterm babies, this is just what my dorky body does. Checking your cervix, and/or having your provider do it can set your mind at ease that the BH aren't dilating your cervix.

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I've been dealing with BH since right around 15 weeks.

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BH with my second started at 11 weeks. I don't remember when they started this time around...weeks ago though. 22 weeks now.
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I'm about 19 weeks right now and have just started having BH too. I've been looking about and have read that they are quite normal, but may be do to slight dehydration and relieved some by drinking extra water. I think that this may be helping mine some.

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I started with them much earlier this time, too, and more noticeable. Definitely make sure you're WELL hydrated, though!

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I started with them much earlier this time, too, and more noticeable. Definitely make sure you're WELL hydrated, though!
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And make sure your bladder is empty -- I find that a full bladder often triggers BHs as well.

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SO normal. I had them with my first and my second. I swear I was in on and off labor for the last 3 months with DD2.
Just be sure to watch that they go away with rest and plenty of water.

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This is my third pregnancy, and I started having BH when I was about 13 weeks.

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