Are alot of braxton hicks notmal at 7 months?

Vallery - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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ive been having up to 15 or so a day, but im only 7 and a half months..

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Claudia - posted on 11/10/2009

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I am 30 weeks pregnant, and I am having tons of Braxton Hicks also. It is normal to start having them at 28 weeks or more. I read that they usually are stronger when we are resting, and it is how is with me. But I still having some when I am moving. If you are under 28 weeks pregnant, you should call your doctor. Also do not vacuum, do not stand too long, and do not pick up anything heavy. My OBGYN said that it is ok for me to tale 2 Tylenol for pain.

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I am 31 weks and I have alot too. Don't worry totally normal this is my second baby and that is just our body getting ready.

Sarah - posted on 11/27/2009

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i was the same when i was preg all the why up 2 when i had him he know 11 wks they just told me keep an eye on them if they go for 2 long. also i was told more u have easier labour, i didnt even know i was in labour till about half way through. keeped going back 2 sleep

Kim - posted on 11/10/2009

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I have three kids and with my first (my only girl) I had tons of them. It should be ok but you can always mention it to your MD.

Amy - posted on 11/09/2009

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I have been having issues with them as well. I spoke with my doc and she wants me to rush to L&D if I have more than 2 in 4hrs just to make sure they aren't pre-term labor contractions. CHECK WITH YOUR DOC! Your doc is the only one who can tell you if it's okay, and ya you probably need to drink more water and get some rest...But please, just check with doc, you don't want to end up going into real labor right now just because you were too scared to waste your OB's time, they are expect you to come to them with all problems and concerns, it's the only way they can properly diagnose and treat you

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Christiana - posted on 11/10/2009

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I had them endlessly. There were days I spent more of the day in a braxton hicks than not. But I was full term and my doctor wasn't worried about them. One morning I woke up and they were obviously different, do doubt they were the real thing, my baby was born by the end of that day. If you are pre-term definitely check with your doc, but it is normal to have them.

Michelle - posted on 11/10/2009

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I would definitely call your doctor if you haven't already to be checked. At 6 mos. I ended up being 75% effaced (cervical thinning) and ended up on bed rest for 3 mos. Drinking water and changing you postion can help. My doctor put me on Breathen (sp?) which helped stop my contractions. The main thing is don't ever feel like you are bothering your doctor when you have a question or a concern of any kind.

Brandy - posted on 11/09/2009

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Yup, they are normal any time after 20 weeks. And the more you have, the easier your labor will be!

Tatia - posted on 11/09/2009

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I had Braxton Hick's contractions from 5 months on.Over exertion can cause them and so can not drinking enough water.Stay hydrated and take it a little easier....you may find that will help.As long as you aren't dilating it should be ok but notify your doctor anyway...just to be on the safe side.(better safe then sorry)

Crystal - posted on 11/09/2009

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i had a lot. but you have to be real carful bc its easy to mix them up with real contractions! i would call your doctor. when i was pregnant i thought it was the braxton hix and when i went to the doc about them they were real contrations! they took me out of work for the last month of my pregnancy! just be careful and try to relax, put your feet up and give the baby a rest.

Katherine - posted on 11/09/2009

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That['s about when I started, but Holly is right, REST!!! 15 is a lot.

Tonia - posted on 11/09/2009

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Yes they are but you should still tell your doctor your having them at your next appointment! Some of what you may think is Braxton Hicks my actually be normal body functions that are more exageratted when pregnant like gas, so don't be alarmed (if your losing any fluids than contact someone) you'll have to use your best judgement cuz the first time around is a lot like guess work, you never know exactly what is normal or not!

Kerstin - posted on 11/09/2009

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I had a ton from 7 months till the real contractions! But water and getting off your feet helps. At night.. they seem to happen more...

Shaina - posted on 11/09/2009

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I had a LOT of them. my doc said that it wasnt how many I was having but how close together that made them ok or not. I was having them pretty close together so he put me on bed rest for about a week. after that I just had to take it easier at work and then they werent as often. Ask you doc if your ever worried. thats what theyre there for. GOOD LUCK!

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I'm not sure how many is too many. But i have them frequently also, the have become more frequent and more uncomfortable as i get further along. I'm 37 weeks now. Different things trigger them also. I would ask your OB if you are concerned though, i did!

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Holly - posted on 11/09/2009

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Braxton hicks are totally normal. But you should probably be resting more and try to drink more water! Hope this helpes!!

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