i have a question that i need answered asap please

Amy - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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i have a question, and need an answer bc my last pregnancy was diff when i went into labor so anyone who can help please let me know! lately i have been having what i thought was braxton hicks, with maybe a real contraction thrown in (i know they were real cuz i had pain with them) with my last labor i just couldnt get comfortable at night and went in, once she checked me i started to have pain and contractions. But right now im having what i thought is braxton hicks like i said but now i have back pain that comes and goes with them... im only like 36 almost 37 weeks so im close to full term im not worried about that, im just worried that i maybe in the starts of labor and just not know it, cuz last time i was like 4 days late... does anyone know? i know if im too worried i can call and talk to my midwife, but i dont want to bother her if its not real, i know its not bothering her but its just how i feel. i have also been feeling a little sick all day and drained, grant it i always feel drain, and slightly light headed, ive been drinking water and such all day and plan to drink some more before i finally go to bed but i was just wondering if anyone has any ideas, i would like to at least wait until tomorrow if possible to call and ask my midwife about it... anyone have any ideas?

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Sarah - posted on 06/22/2010

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same thing happened to my cousin, she's always had very strong pains and contractions and asked her doctor about them, doctor said that the pain was her ligaments stretching and for bh contractions, just to lay down, put feet up and drink water. Granted she is only at 15 or so weeks..haha so advice is probably different depending on how far along...I would tell you, just keep track of your body. Pay attention. You won't be caught too much off guard so just watch yourself. When the pains are regular and so and so many minutes apart, when you have trouble talking through a contraction, definitely if you start bleeding or water breaks...labor is usually very obvious. I know there's always those women who go potty and out pops a baby to their absolute shock lol but what are the odds of that? lol ;) Don't worry about it, second borns can be quicker, but labor isn't always. I found the pushing part to be quicker, (like 10 minutes long) but getting to 10cm was about the same amount of time as my firstborn, about 5 or so hours. Exciting though, isn't it?! You want it to happen so you're looking for signs that its finally here, but at the same time, you want to be prepared. lol You're almost there mommas, congrats! :D

Terri - posted on 06/21/2010

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i'm 32weeks with my second... at 29weeks i started having what i thought was braxton hicks... they got very painful and regular (every 2min lasting a minute each) i went to the hospital and they said i had an infection, they're not sure what as my water is coming back clear but they wern't worried. apparently infections can cause the womb to contract and they can lead to labour... i'm still having pains but theres been no signs of baby yet x

Tammee - posted on 06/04/2010

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both my kids labors were as long as one another. With my son the Braxton Hicks were pain free but with my daughter I had painful ones from about 25 weeks. With number three I have noticed that they have started earlier and that they can be painful. But usually Braxton Hicks are irregular. So I would def get it checked out by mid wife if they are regular and persistant. Let us know how you go

Kelina - posted on 05/31/2010

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that's good. I would still call your midwife and see what she thinks. Maybe she can check and see if you are dilating? You could be in the first stage of labor-not sure if this is spelled right, prodrommel or soemthing? with my son i has at that stage for like 30 hours before we finally went to the hospital to get things moving cause i couldn't sleep. congrats on your second little one!

Stevie - posted on 05/29/2010

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haha yeah no second labors arent always faster my first my labor (all of it) was only 10 min my second was 15.5 hours lol im anxous about how this one is ganna go lol but i hope everything went well last night :)

Amy - posted on 05/28/2010

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you did, i just worry cuz they say the second labor goes faster and i dont really want to have the baby at home alone with my two year old, i think it might freak her out just a little bit... thanks i will try those, well except the bath bc i only have a shower, and if those dont help i will try taking a hot shower and letting the water run down my back, that may help i hope

Stevie - posted on 05/28/2010

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i remember with my first i was told that walking helps braxton hicks go away so when it was that night and i was going threw pains of cramping i didnt have any contractions at all with that labor but either way i was walking around and i did everything i could and nothing helped i think that is a sure way to know walking taking a nice bath trying to go to the bathroom presure in the butt area or going to the bathroom bm not helping throwing up is a sign also of being in labor i even tried curling up in a ball like i was going threw really bad period cramps didnt help NOTHING did but if any of these dont help your bh or contractions stop you should go tothe hospital and get checked or if your doing a home birth then call who you have for that and honestly even if those are helping you could just be in the early stage and still should be checked i started crying and checked my internet on labor pains since it was my first and thats how i ended up going to the hospital good luck wishing you the best and i hope i helped and soon enough

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