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#1 of 9 Old 04-16-2008, 05:20 PM - Thread Starter
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I don't even remember bh with DS. With this pregnancy i have noticed the hardenig of the stomach here and there, maybe 1x a day.
Well ALL DAY every few minutes i'm experienceing BH. Seriously, like every minute. They don't hurt or anything, but geez its a LOT.

Is this what it is like for you? Anyone have THIS MANY (like at least 7 hours straight now of almost constant BH)?
Does this mean labor is very close? They don't hurt at all.
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Yes, I've had the same thing for the past few weeks now. Some days I'll only have a few sets of contractions, but other days (like today) it seems like my belly is rock-hard all day long. I never had BH contractions with my last pregnancy, so I'm not used to this at all -- it's tiring!!

I wish that it definitely meant that labor was close, but as I said it's been a few weeks now and so far, no baby! I do hope that they're at least helping to dilate my cervix a little more. I've found that drinking a couple of glasses on water and lying on my side can help them lessen in intensity if they're really wiping me out.

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yeah at the moment i'm welcoming them b/c if it means my body will be more ready when the pain part comes, then bring this on! it doesn't really bother me at all, a little annoying but no biggie. Seriously tho, its like my stomach is hard most of the hour with very little break. Crazy.
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I had A TON on Sunday. I thought it might even be "it".

But it wasn't.

All those late pg BH can be:
-the uterus toning up
-caused by dehydration
-caused by doing too much stuff/running around
-helpful to turn the baby to an optimal position for 'real' labor

I noticed more BH w/ my second baby, and certainly even more now w/ my third.
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Yup, I've had them for weeks, I had them for over a month with DS. I also keep thinking "this is it!" but it never is.. *sniffle*
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I didn't have much false labour or Braxton Hicks with my first. I had a lot starting at about 35 to 37 weeks with my second. With this pregnancy, it's been more of the same... lots for the last couple weeks.

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I read this post last night and thought, well, I've been having them fairly frequently but not constantly - not enough to post. Then all night long after I went to bed, I swear if I so much as moved any body part from the waist down, I had one. We went for a brisk walk last night; don't know if that had anything to do with it, but I sure hope it means labor is close (tomorrow's my due date!).

Oh, and FWIW, I didn't have any with my first pregnancy either. They probably started 2-3 mos. ago and have gradually increased in intensity and frequency.

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With my first pg, I had one evening near my due date (but before) where I had a LOT of BH contractions. I went for a walk (DH was out for the evening) and they eventually calmed down.

I've had that several times this pregnancy. I had two days in a row of that all freakin' day!
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I had them constantly, especially the last two months. And for the last three weeks I had them every 7-10 minutes every hour of the day. Woooo!
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