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Painful Infrequent Contractions/False Labor? 12345abc 1 child; 1, 2, United States 1695 posts
16th Feb '10

Has anyone else had false labor, or painful infrequent contractions? With my son, I started having the infrequent painful contractions and false labor around 36/37 weeks, but he didn't come until his due date.

I'm now 32 weeks with this pregnancy, and I'm having the same painful lower back contractions infrequently throughout the day. At first it was once or twice a day, now it's a couple times a night, and a couple times during the day. I'm also getting the uncomfortable contractions that tighten your belly, and make you feel dizzy/nauseous, but they aren't extremely painful. They do make me stop what I'm doing, though.

How soon after you had infrequent painful contractions did you start actual labor? I had a horrible 3 weeks of the false labor before having my son, I hope I don't have horrible false labor for the next 8 weeks with this pregnancy! Maybe it's a sign I will deliver a little early? I'm not sure. I'm staying hydrated, so I know it's not a symptom of something I'm doing/not doing.

Just curious to see if anyone else has had experience with these. NOT BH.. as those are not painful. Thanks Ladies! :)

♥ Crabigail's Mom 1 child; Tennessee 10841 posts
16th Feb '10

I had them for two days before they started coming every 10-15 minutes. then my water broke the next morning... so I guess 3 days total before I went into active labor?

Queen of Mean 50 kids; Costa Rica 10268 posts
16th Feb '10

yes i am going through it right now they put me on meds i go back at 215 to up my meds

12345abc 1 child; 1, 2, United States 1695 posts
16th Feb '10
Quoting ♥ Briana {TJB}:
♥ Crabigail's Mom 1 child; Tennessee 10841 posts
16th Feb '10
Quoting TS*SurroMommy:
12345abc 1 child; 1, 2, United States 1695 posts
16th Feb '10
Quoting ♥ Briana {TJB}:
♥ Crabigail's Mom 1 child; Tennessee 10841 posts
16th Feb '10
Quoting TS*SurroMommy: