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Braxton Hicks about 6 minutes apart ? moken1976 Due November 10 (girl); New York 295 posts
23rd Oct '11

rFor about the past 3-4 hrs, I've been having (what feels kinda the same as the BH I've been having) about every 6-7 minutes. I was taking a shower cuz I couldn't sleep and I had to jump out because I all of a sudden had very bad cramping with bad diarrhea (sorry TMI !!) The contractions started within an hour after. I already called the doc & she said to wait a bit more & see if they become a little more painful or closer. My question is have any of you experienced timeable braxton hicks and if it was nothing or turned out to be labor. i'm 37w,2d and my other 2 babies came at about 38 1/2 wks. Thank you !!

Chelsa Crowner-Brown Due December 4; California 1248 posts
23rd Oct '11

Thats pretty close for it to be braxton hicks. It could be real labor. But then I did have a friend who had braxton hicks 3 to 4 min apart for a few weeks. I would say keep an eye out on it and see if it gets closer or more intense. If it does then go in.




Try soaking in the bathtub for a little bit and see if it goes away. If it goes away they were BH. Otherwise if it doesn't its real contractions.

Sergie & Gabriel's Mom+1 Due October 17 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New Jersey 10216 posts
23rd Oct '11
Quoting moken1976:" rFor about the past 3-4 hrs, I've been having (what feels kinda the same as the BH I've been having) ... [snip!] ... hicks and if it was nothing or turned out to be labor. i'm 37w,2d and my other 2 babies came at about 38 1/2 wks. Thank you !!"


i think you are in labor. i had diareah before i went into labor with my second as well. i was also haing contractions about 10 minutes apart at first then about 5 minutes but they were mild and pretty much like braxon hicks. i was also 37 weeks and 2 days (had the baby the next morning) -this is with my second like you.... and with my first i was 38 weeks and 1 day when i had him...so sounds like a siilar story here haha.. anyway i think this is it =) you might as well wait it out alitle though..because there is no difference if you dilate irst few cm at home or in the hospital....walk around the block few times so that your contractions become more closer and stay regular and get this baby out tonight or in the am =) best of wishes!!

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
23rd Oct '11

Id just drink a HUGE glass of water, i had false labor at 37 weeks with my second.. It lasted about 4 hrs and eventually taperd off, i had braxton like contractions that were even closer together about 4 to 5 mins apart. I drank a huge glass of water and showered and they eventually got furthe and further apart.




But honestly with the loose stools and stuff sounds like labor is starting goodluck!

moken1976 Due November 10 (girl); New York 295 posts
23rd Oct '11

I think they've disappeared (happy & sad about it LoL) i tried laying back down for a while and I eventually fell asleep, which I'm assuming if they had gotten stronger, I would've woken up !! I just don't get why I was able to time them for almost 4 hrs and they weren't going away with several changes of position?!! I'm actually having one right now LoL. So much easier first 2 labors cuz I never felt B.H., so there was no confusion !!

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
23rd Oct '11
Quoting moken1976:" I think they've disappeared (happy & sad about it LoL) i tried laying back down for a while and I ... [snip!] ... I'm actually having one right now LoL. So much easier first 2 labors cuz I never felt B.H., so there was no confusion !! "

thats what happend to me! i was convinced it was labor. my dr had checked me and stripped my membranes earier that day and then i went for a walk and that night, i had them start and get closer together and stronger and then they went away... and i still went 2 more weeks. lol im sorry, at least you have a little bit more time!

moken1976 Due November 10 (girl); New York 295 posts
23rd Oct '11
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" thats what happend to me! i was convinced it was labor. my dr had checked me and stripped my membranes ... [snip!] ... and stronger and then they went away... and i still went 2 more weeks. lol im sorry, at least you have a little bit more time!"

Ugggghhhhhhhh !!! Like I said.... happy but sad !!

Leah's Mommy♥ 1 child; Louisiana 1460 posts
23rd Oct '11

that happened to me the other day!! they were so painful for a few hours and after they started getting stronger and closer together i timed them at 5 minutes apart for 2 hours. i called my MIL and she could tell by the way my voice sounded over the phone that they were painful so she met my sister and I at the hospital and when i got there i had one strong contraction when they hooked me up to the monitor and then they got small and very spread out. i was so sure it was the real thing but it wasnt.

moken1976 Due November 10 (girl); New York 295 posts
23rd Oct '11
Quoting Leah's Mommy♥:" that happened to me the other day!! they were so painful for a few hours and after they started getting ... [snip!] ... they hooked me up to the monitor and then they got small and very spread out. i was so sure it was the real thing but it wasnt."


It's crazy !! It's like when you bring your car to the mechanic and all of a sudden it doesn't make the sound it's been making for a month

Leah's Mommy♥ 1 child; Louisiana 1460 posts
23rd Oct '11
Quoting moken1976:" It's crazy !! It's like when you bring your car to the mechanic and all of a sudden it doesn't make the sound it's been making for a month"


hahah thats a good way to put it!!