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So I've been having regular b-h for the last month. But lately they have been lasting a LONG time -- last night my uterus contracted for over an hour. It was pretty uncomfortable and I don't remember this happening with ds.<br>
Just curious what everyone else has been experiencing as far as b-h and is this normal? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I haven't had a single BH that was less than two minutes long and sometimes a good deal longer. The midwife said this was normal... and then she snickered and said frankly, practically everything to do with this process that doesn't outright kill us is ALSO normal.
 

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I have been having painful BH for a couple weeks now and I have also been assured by my midwife that it is normal to have more intense/longer/more often BH is subsequent pregnancies. I have had some come so regularly that I've wondered if I was going into premature labor. This last month sure is uncomfortable!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I haven't had a single BH that was less than two minutes long and sometimes a good deal longer. The midwife said this was normal... and then she snickered and said frankly, practically everything to do with this process that doesn't outright kill us is ALSO normal.</div>
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Yeah. THAT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Wouldn't it be nice if midwives stopped remembering how normal it is and start remembering the whole "argh, it hurts, it hurts" angle?<br><br>
FWIW, every time I've found that the last month or two of pregnancy hurt a LOT more than labour, thanks to the BH.
 

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Yup I have been having some moderate cramping w/ my BH's the past few days which is new for me I haven't ever cramped w/ them before.
 

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great.<br><br>
grrrrrr.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
You'd think mother nature would design pregnancies to get EASIER as we have each one, given that we're combining it with running after other children.
 

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Lots of B-H here, but no discernible pattern. Generally exercise will trigger them, but today, I drank a ton of water before going on a long hike, and only had one B-H during the hike. I've had about 5 (in the midst right now) since returning. If I go too long without eating, or overdo the activity without enough drink/food/rest in between, they kick in and last for a minute or more each, and occur with some frequency.<br><br>
I didn't know what to say when the doctor asked me the other day, "Do you have more than 5-6 an hour?" I thought...and thought...and thought...and said, "Sometimes. Every day is different. The unpredictable has become normal." She laughed and told me everything sounded fine!
 
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