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For several weeks now I have been dealing with some real painful braxton hicks type pain when I am on my feet very long. Is anyone else having this? If I instantly sit down and drink fluids It goes away but man it is a pain in the neck. I enjoy being on my feet and baking bread/doing laundry/going for walks/playing with toddler. This is causing me to have to slow down wayyy before I am ready.
 

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Me too! I'm 36 weeks and it just really got worse this week. Whenever I walk around doing anything, I get bh contractions and painful pressure on my cervix and lower back. It hurts! I just think to myself, at least my body is getting something done. It's work I don't have to do while in labor. How far along are you?
 

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I am 33 weeks and it happens to me. It doesn't help that its also getting hot so dehydration might play a part.<br><br>
It does help me a lot to break up my tasks with frequent breaks and drink a lot of water.
 

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One thing that you might consider, is whether you have a sensitive uterus, meaning it can tighten/spasm from pressure or stress faster than a "normal" uterus. Mine is this way and one thing that helped me was to stop taking uterine toners (like the RRL), which turns out was contributing to my uterus going into spasms. It's not common, but it can happen, and increased BH even when well rested and hydrated is one sign of a sensitive uterus, supposedly.<br><br>
RRL is very helpful in most cases, but in the uncommon situation with a sensitive uterus, it can make BHs more frequent and painful.
 

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I get this usually at work.<br><br>
Last week I had a patient who was about 5 feet tall, a good 400+ pounds and on a "big boy bed" due to her size. She was on a ventilator and heavily sedated, she couldn't move she was so sedated. Night shift left the bath for me, so I bathed the top of her body on my own (I have no aide if I only have two patients) and had to get three nurses to turn her so I could wash her back and change the sheets. After all the lifting of her arms, legs, breasts and the turning I had to sit down for a while because the contractions were pretty heavy. I just kept thinking "Please ease up. I don't want to go home early or get sent downstairs to the ER by my team lead."<br><br>
It happened again today because I was running around like crazy with either demanding or crashing patients. My assignment was changed three times during the shift because they know I'm flexible enough to handle it all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Yep, just like Nighten, no red raspberry leaf tea for me! Even NOT pregnant, I have cramps from it. With a history of 8 miscarriages, no way was I drinking it while pregnant (well, I tried, because the herbalist said it should help, but it doesn't). So yeah, that can do it.<br><br>
But then, so can a lot of other things! Take it easy, only a few more weeks!
 

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Yes, at 33 weeks I have this too . . . . My entire pregnancy has been characterized by BH contractions when active, but they are getting more intense and now are accompanied by lower/groin back pressure that makes me a little concerned.<br><br>
It seems like most of you are on your second (or more) pregnancy . . supposedly this is more common in subsequent pregnancies?<br><br>
It's a real pain in the you know what . . . I heartily sympathize.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Me too! I'm 36 weeks and it just really got worse this week. Whenever I walk around doing anything, I get bh contractions and painful pressure on my cervix and lower back. It hurts! I just think to myself, at least my body is getting something done. It's work I don't have to do while in labor. How far along are you?</div>
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I'd be very curious to know if you are dilating with these sensations, which sound identical to mine (see my previous post). I have a MW appointment in 2 days and will likely get checked (I have been having fetal fibronectin tests at 2 week intervals and cervical mesaurements throughout this pregnancy due to all the contractions, which are very real, persistent and strong - but so far not dilating me!). I have a feeling, with this new pressure, I am beginning to dialte . . but this whole pregnancy has been such a strange, wild and unpredictable ride that who knows!
 

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Absolutely no RRL for me either, it just made my uterus with DD2 spaz out. Love it while not pg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I had to take it really slow with DD2 starting halfway through my pg because the BH were so constant if I was very active. I don't do vaginal exams but I know I was dilating since I first lost my mucous plug months before DD2 was actually born. I just had a system, making sure I drank tons of water, some activity followed by resting for a while. She was born at 38 weeks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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With my last pregnancy, I was dilating by now, when I started to feel pressure on the cervix. I was dilated a couple centimeters for a week and a half or two before dd was born. This time I don't think I'll get checked, so I don't know but it certainly feels like my body is doing something.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, at 33 weeks I have this too . . . . My entire pregnancy has been characterized by BH contractions when active, but they are getting more intense and now are accompanied by lower/groin back pressure that makes me a little concerned.<br><br>
It seems like most of you are on your second (or more) pregnancy . . supposedly this is more common in subsequent pregnancies?<br><br>
It's a real pain in the you know what . . . I heartily sympathize.</div>
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Sounds exactly like me. I'm 34 weeks along and last night I couldn't even turn around without my belly getting all square and hard. I drink fluids like a camel but it never seems enough. I had BH with my son really bad and this time around they seem more painful a little earlier.
 
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