Anyone experience contractions early in pregnancy?

Natalie - posted on 05/29/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and I have been getting contractions! But the good thing is that my cervix is still closed! I am just scared that I am going to go into preterm labour eventually! Anyone else experience this?

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Natalie - posted on 06/03/2009

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I still get them and I am now 27 weeks! But I have an ultrasound tomorrow to see the length of my cervix and the growth of the baby! They told me that my son was small too and came out a pound bigger than they thought so that doesnt worry me too much! They like to hide under my ribs and what not! Stubborn! So I am hoping that things havent changed since my appointment last week! Thanks ladies you all make me feel better! Its good to know that your not alone, when you feel like you are!

Sarah - posted on 06/03/2009

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Hi Natalie, I also get them. This is my third pregnancy and I have been getting them all throughout my pregnancy and I am now at 25 weeks. Sometimes they are painful, but my doctor says as long as they are not more frequent than the 4 per hour or accompanied with any vaginal discharge change or bleeding, you should be alright. I would most definitely ask your provider for clarification. At least she/he would be able to check your cervix again to make sure everything is ok. Just my humble opinion, though. :P

Brooke - posted on 06/02/2009

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I get braxton hicks often. They are not too painful, but very uncomfortable. I get them at least 4-5 times a day, usually 1 then another within 10 min, but no more for hours. I am 29 weeks.

Kelly - posted on 05/29/2009

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Are they painful? Practice contractions (Braxton Hicks) start at around 6 weeks, but most women tend to start feeling them a lot later - I think I felt my first at around 6-7 months. They eventually felt uncomfotable and tight. It doesn't mean you're going into labour, its a normal part of pregnancy. My midwife said as long at they aren't painful, not in any sort of rhythm, not coming more than four times in an hour, and I'm not showing any other signs of labour, its OK, but please don't take this as a diagnosis. Generally speaking, as long as they aren't painful, it should be OK, but its always worth getting it checked out with a midwife, just to be on the safe side. I promise that she'll more than likely confirm its Braxton Hicks, but it might put your mind at rest hon! Take care and all the best to you and your baby!!! :-)

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