Concerning contractions @ 24 weeks

Laurel - posted on 09/30/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm 24 weeks 3 days pregnant w/ my second child..... I have started having about 6 contractions a day everyday for a few weeks and started having premilk... anyone else have this and if so did you talk to your ob about it?????

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Ashley - posted on 10/04/2012

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I would definitely talk to your ob about it. It could simply be braxton hix, which can actually start as early as 6 weeks along. From what I have read it can be normal to have up to 4 an hour although they are typically not painful. As far as the premilk, I personally have had that happening since around 20 weeks. For second pregnancies and further its normal to have this occur. Hope this information helps...



Tips from a website I read...

When should I call my doctor or midwife?



Call your caregiver right away if you haven't reached 37 weeks and your contractions are becoming more frequent, rhythmic, or painful, or if you have any of these possible signs of preterm labor:

•Abdominal pain, menstrual-like cramping, or more than four contractions in one hour (even if they don't hurt)

•Any vaginal bleeding or spotting

•An increase in vaginal discharge or a change in the type of discharge — if it becomes watery, mucusy, or bloody (even if it's only pink or blood-tinged)

•More pressure in the pelvic area (a feeling that your baby's pushing down)

•Low back pain, especially if it's dull or rhythmic, or you didn't previously have back pain

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