I am 30 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child and having strong Braxton Hicks

Colleen - posted on 04/01/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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They are much stronger and more frequent than they were with my first child. Anybody know if they are usually stronger with 2nd pregnancy. This time they are already hurting and seem to be happening all the time.

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Caitlin - posted on 06/15/2012

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when you're having Braxton Hicks contractions,can be totally different in every pregnancy....I had them with my other two children...

Colleen - posted on 04/06/2009

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I did go to my DR and he put me on bedrest for a couple of days. He said if they do not calm down it will have to put me on meds to stop them otherwise it could start preterm labor. It has helped but they still have not gone away completely. It is kind of natures way of telling me to slow down

Cherise - posted on 04/05/2009

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I have the same problem but this is my 3rd I did not have them that bad with my 2nd. At first my doctor told me to drink lots of water that didn't help. Mine actually took me to the hospital because they were so frequent and painful. My Dr suggested I do a test to see if I am having preterm labor by swabbing my cervix and also taking a measurement of my cervix to see it has shortened. I am going next week to see. Maybe you should should ask your Dr about this just to make sure. Better safe then sorry.

Maggie - posted on 04/01/2009

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I dont know if they are stronger so much as you recognize them easier the second time around. But be sure to time them! Im preg w/my 3rd and feel the same way. If you have more then 5 in an hour and you can time them almost perfectly I would call your dr. Good luck!!

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