Braxton Hicks

Vanessa - posted on 08/21/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Well I think I was having a serious case of braxton hicks yesterday, they hurt really bad. I think I am also dialated like a centimeter and I am only like 3 days away from being 6 months pregnant. What should I do?

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Julia - posted on 08/21/2009

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i had them in my 6th month, and im high risk and all my doctor said to do was to drink lots of water, your probably dehydrated and to not do as much, just take it easy.

Nicole - posted on 08/21/2009

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As far as braxton hicks, I started to feel them with my last pregnancy at 22 weeks and they gained in intensity. Right around the 6th-7th month they would last for long periods. As far as dilation, you need to consult with your ob as that is serious if true.

Prophetess Denise - posted on 08/21/2009

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Braxton Hicks are just that....braxton hicks, but to be sure...call your doctor. Good Luck!

Sara - posted on 08/21/2009

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Braxton hicks don't dilate, labor contractions dilate you. If you're worried, talk to your doctor about premature labor concerns.

Braxton hicks will typically go away if you lay down and take it easy. If they don't go away, call your doctor.

In fact, I'd call your doctor anyway. Immediately. Just to rule things out.

Tara - posted on 08/21/2009

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I would check with your doctor/OB/midwife, whoever is taking care of you during your pregnancy. If you are already dilated (confirmed by your doc??) and only 6 months, they may need to look at bedrest or other options to make sure you don't go in to early labour.

Naomi - posted on 08/21/2009

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gat monitored it is better safe than sorry i think even ifall is fine it will put your mind at rest

Veronica - posted on 08/21/2009

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How do you know how dialated you are? I would go to your midwife or doctor. Call them at the very least.

I had very strong BH contractions after 5 months, my baby was still born 2 weeks late... it doesn't mean anything in itself.

Kiesha - posted on 08/21/2009

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Contact your Obstetrician.! That sounds serious if you are dialated and only in your 2nd trimester! Are you HIGH RISK ? If not you may be ! Call Your OB NOW NOW NOW!!!!

Kim - posted on 08/21/2009

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Did the doctor tell you you are dialated?



Braxton hicks are usually only felt in the stomach... Labor contractions involve your back and legs and you cant talk during one. I'd consult with your doctor on what to do.

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