So let me start with this: I'm not really worried, just curious about what I'm feeling because its new, despite this being my second pg.
I'm nearly 30 weeks, and every evening around 5:30 or 6:00, I'm feeling what must be some sort of contractions, pretty much until I go to bed. I mean, I should know what contrax feel like, but during DD's labor I only had pain in my back, and I never felt Braxton Hicks during my pregnancy with her. Nothing at all up front.
So when my belly tightens all over to the point that I have to stop what I'm doing and take a deep breath--is that still Braxton Hicks? They aren't regular/time-able and seem to come and go.
And why is it only in the evening? Throughout the day I feel my uterus tighten (like with my hand), but it isn't painful and doesn't necessarily get my attention. This is more than that.
My DD was full term and I can't think of any reason that I'd be at risk for pre-term labor.
Anyway, I know I need to talk to my HCP, which I'll do at my next appt on 2/2, but for now I'm curious. Any thoughts? TIA!
I'm almost 39 weeks, and have had strong BH contractions in the late afternoon/early evening for the past couple of months. I took it as a sign that I needed to hydrate and rest (instead of starting to cook dinner just as they were coming on!). When I do that they go away. Good luck!
grateful mama to DD1, born before the robins came, 2010. excited to welcome a little man into the world in early February 2012!
I had very intense, painful BH for the last 1-2 months of both pregnancies. Worse in the evening I think. Both babies went to term, and both times, the start of real labor was marked by the pain moving into my back.
Talk to your HCP but I wouldn't necessarily be worried.
Me, DH, DD1 (5/2009) and DD2 (10/2011).
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