early signs??? help!!! lol

Kirsty-louise - posted on 04/23/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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ok im 36 weeks pregnant today with child number one...boy.. i have always been a few cm over what is considered the normal in pregnancy but no worries...midwife thinks he will be here before week 38..anyway today for thr first time at 3.30pm i felt a rather sharp and painful contraction...well i think thats what it is as my tummy tensed up at the same time...i then expierienced 5 braxton hicks before having anouther sharp pain at 5pm...i have recieved 3 other painslike this the last one at 7.50pm so a total of 5 and in between each one i am having braxton hicks contractions...at least 4 or 5 between each pain...for the past hour and a half my lower back has been killing me too...these pains are bearable but im wondering if this could be early signs of labour??? anyone know?? im not going to bother ringing the hospital until or if they get worse...or my waters break or something but am anxious to know if anyone knows whats going on lol

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Kirsty-louise - posted on 05/16/2009

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well that was a few weeks ago now and still no sign of baby lol i am due this friday...6 days to goo... braxtons are getting so intense now..been every 5 mins apart for the past two days. im still drinking rasberry tea and just tried castor oil...maybe this will work...my baby is estimated to be at least 10lb so im trying to speed things up abit lol

Catherine - posted on 05/15/2009

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Sounds like early or false labor. Keep track of it Drink a lot of cold water and lay on your left side and rest. It may go away.

Brenda - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Selena:



Quoting Brenda:

Could be, just relax and keep in mind that labor can come and go. My doc and L&D said wait till ctx are regular, 5 min apart, and I have to concentrate on breathing through them, and they last an hour or more like that (or water breaks or something). Just because you get to 5 min apart and all that doesn't mean they'll stay around.

At 36 weeks I had a lot of contractions over one weekend, with lots of back pain and cramping, but it didn't end up leading to real labor. They will stop your labor if you are less than 37 weeks, however. Some I think say 38, but with my doc she said it was 37 for me. You can have early labor for up to three or four weeks before real labor sets in, doesn't mean it isn't doing anything, but it just is getting things ready for the baby. My L&D told me to contact my doc if I was concerned though. I didn't because they weren't regular enough that weekend. Good luck. :)






i was on bedrest from 29 weeks to 35 weeks because i was dilated and effaced,  and then they took me off. they said after 35 weeks they dont try to stop labor if you begin labor because the baby is far enough a long that he or she should be okay.





Well each doc does it differently, and since you've already gone through bedrest, I bet it will be a relief to have that little one! Yeah, 35 isn't too far away from 37 though, everything major's already done by then. Some doctors are a little stricter I've found with this rule though, lol.... :)  Mine was going to stop it before 37 if I had any preterm, but that was just my situation.  :)

Selena - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Brenda:

Could be, just relax and keep in mind that labor can come and go. My doc and L&D said wait till ctx are regular, 5 min apart, and I have to concentrate on breathing through them, and they last an hour or more like that (or water breaks or something). Just because you get to 5 min apart and all that doesn't mean they'll stay around.

At 36 weeks I had a lot of contractions over one weekend, with lots of back pain and cramping, but it didn't end up leading to real labor. They will stop your labor if you are less than 37 weeks, however. Some I think say 38, but with my doc she said it was 37 for me. You can have early labor for up to three or four weeks before real labor sets in, doesn't mean it isn't doing anything, but it just is getting things ready for the baby. My L&D told me to contact my doc if I was concerned though. I didn't because they weren't regular enough that weekend. Good luck. :)



i was on bedrest from 29 weeks to 35 weeks because i was dilated and effaced,  and then they took me off. they said after 35 weeks they dont try to stop labor if you begin labor because the baby is far enough a long that he or she should be okay.

Selena - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Brenda:

Could be, just relax and keep in mind that labor can come and go. My doc and L&D said wait till ctx are regular, 5 min apart, and I have to concentrate on breathing through them, and they last an hour or more like that (or water breaks or something). Just because you get to 5 min apart and all that doesn't mean they'll stay around.

At 36 weeks I had a lot of contractions over one weekend, with lots of back pain and cramping, but it didn't end up leading to real labor. They will stop your labor if you are less than 37 weeks, however. Some I think say 38, but with my doc she said it was 37 for me. You can have early labor for up to three or four weeks before real labor sets in, doesn't mean it isn't doing anything, but it just is getting things ready for the baby. My L&D told me to contact my doc if I was concerned though. I didn't because they weren't regular enough that weekend. Good luck. :)



i was on bedrest from 29 weeks to 35 weeks because i was dilated and effaced,  and then they took me off. they said after 35 weeks they dont try to stop labor if you begin labor because the baby is far enough a long that he or she should be okay.

Selena - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Jamie:

Yep, sounds like contractions. You should take a bath and relax. try and take a nap. get off your feet. Keep your baby in as long as you can. If you deliver befor week 38, your baby will stay at hospital untill it is suppose to be week 38. relax!!!!! call your doc office and the probably will want to see you. it is best to all anyways to communicate.



thats not  true for all babies my son was born at 35 weeks and 6 days and stayed in the hospital for 5 days, and that was only because my labor was so short and fast... he was fine!

Brenda - posted on 04/23/2009

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Could be, just relax and keep in mind that labor can come and go. My doc and L&D said wait till ctx are regular, 5 min apart, and I have to concentrate on breathing through them, and they last an hour or more like that (or water breaks or something). Just because you get to 5 min apart and all that doesn't mean they'll stay around.



At 36 weeks I had a lot of contractions over one weekend, with lots of back pain and cramping, but it didn't end up leading to real labor. They will stop your labor if you are less than 37 weeks, however. Some I think say 38, but with my doc she said it was 37 for me. You can have early labor for up to three or four weeks before real labor sets in, doesn't mean it isn't doing anything, but it just is getting things ready for the baby. My L&D told me to contact my doc if I was concerned though. I didn't because they weren't regular enough that weekend. Good luck. :)

Jamie - posted on 04/23/2009

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Yep, sounds like contractions. You should take a bath and relax. try and take a nap. get off your feet. Keep your baby in as long as you can. If you deliver befor week 38, your baby will stay at hospital untill it is suppose to be week 38. relax!!!!! call your doc office and the probably will want to see you. it is best to all anyways to communicate.

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