Yalana - posted on 07/02/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm kind of feeling left out! lol! I've had 3 boys and am pregnant with a girl due in a month. I've been constantly asked if I'm having Braxton-Hicks contractions, which I have never experienced. My body is the "all-or-nothing" type. When I have gone into labor, the contractions were extremely irregular until the second my sons were out! Even the final contraction to get the placenta out was unpredictable. With my third son, we would have had to wait a half hour after he was born if my doc hadn't gone in and scraped out my uterus (the final contraction came 30 minutes after he was born)! I have never had the "5 minutes apart" type consistently. I may have had a few that were 5 minutes apart, but then they would be 2 minutes, then 15, then 7, then 1, then 25. I was in labor with my third son for over 2 weeks (the hard, painful, doubled over kind) that my doc kept trying to pass off as BH. Found out that when my son was finally born, he was at least a week to 2 weeks overdue. Has anyone else had these non-textbook contractions besides me? And yes, I am not normal in any sense of the word! Thanks!