I have heard of having more painful false contractions even earlier on with subsequent pregnancies. I personally had regular, painful contractions off and on about 3-4 weeks before I had my second baby. They would even come regularly, but they never got more intense or closer together, so I just knew it wasn't labor. I would definitely take cal/mag.
Are you able to check your own cervix to see if what you've been experiencing has lead to anything? If you are feeling very concerned, I'd er on the side of caution and get checked out.
Happily married Christian SAHM of 2 boys, DD1 , and DD2 July 2013
I also noticed BH's a lot earlier, more frequent, and stronger with each subsequent pregnancy. If you don't feel like the contractions are doing anything, I wouldn't say it's preterm labor. Pay attention and listen to your body. I had a lot of times (even as early as 5-6 months pg) where I feared the same thing, but they were just strong BH's, sometimes coming regularly and/or close together for an hour or two.
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