do early contrations

Irene - posted on 05/24/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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do early contractions hurt the same as when they r closer together? cuz i keep getting the sharp pains like every so often right now and it hurts but im not in tears or anything yet and cuz this is my first i just thought i would ask and find out from mothers who have already been through it! thank u

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Jennifer - posted on 05/24/2009

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like the other moms said maybe you should call your doctor, you can NEVER be too safe when it comes to you and your baby! It ould be braxton hicks or the real thing. Are you spotting or losing any fluids? If the answer is yes to either question get to your doctor or hospital asap. I spotted with my last baby and i almost lost her because i had a tear in my cervix that was causing dialation. But please if you are worried call your doctor, there is no stupid question or concern when it comes to you and your babies health!!

Valerie - posted on 05/24/2009

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My third baby was a preemie, and the early labor contractions I had with him were completely painless. In fact, I went to the hospital for a completely different reason, only to find out I was contracting every 2-4 minutes. To me, it just felt like my belly was getting hard. If you're worried or confused, have a talk with your doc.

Nicole - posted on 05/24/2009

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oh no! they hurt much much worse when you get closer to time to deliver. that's what i was always asking people and everyone told me i would know when it was the real thing. i never believed them but when those real contractions hit, WOW!!! don't mean to scare you, but yes, they feel a lot different. they hurt much worse. i don't know how far along you are, but if you're not close to your due date you might want to let your doctor know that you are experiencing early contractions. my baby was due in April and in January, i started having contractions and had to be put on medicine to stop the contractions b/c if you don't get them stopped in time, they can cause you to start dilating and once that happens, there's no stopping the baby from coming and you don't want them to come too early!! that would not be good. sorry so long. hope everything goes smoothly for you! being a mommy is the best thing in the world!!!

Karen - posted on 05/24/2009

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umm you might need ot call the drs but i know when i had my first it was just Braxton Hicks contractions and im 38 wks now and im having them too. it just your body getting ready for the big day. and craps will happen to but if they get to painful go to the hospital

Heather - posted on 05/24/2009

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With my first one the early contractions were nothing compared to the real thing. With my second my early contractions were the same as the real thing right up til I was dialated 8cm then the contractions were much harder and stronger. So I think it just depends.Good luck!

Abby - posted on 05/24/2009

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mine didnt, mine were very gentle incomparison to the real thing! but everyone's different so if ur worried get checked out! x

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