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Contractions user banned
1st Oct '13

I had maybe 3 or 4 contractions last night. They werent close enough to be timed but it woke me up each time. My stomach was really tight and it hurt. This morning while waking my daughter to school and walking back i had a maybe 2 contractions and felt really weak. I could barely wake home or climb the stairs when i got here. Im 33 weeks ER worthy or no?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
1st Oct '13

No. They're probably BH. If they pick up or get super intense and you can't calm them with liquids and rest, then you should head in. But not for 5-6 contractions in a day or 2.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
1st Oct '13
Quoting Crystal
Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6862 posts
1st Oct '13

You're suppose to start worrying when you get 4 to 6 per hour. If that happens, you need to try to lay down and drink a bunch of fluids. If that doesn't work, you call L&D and get seen. Outside of that, you should be noticing more contractions as you get further along. After 35 weeks, they won't treat contractions with anything stronger than fluids and monitoring. You should only go in after that point if you're having contractions every 3 to 5 minutes that are lasting longer than a minute and are consistent for an hour+.



You can also call your OB though if you have questions because each OB handles things slightly differently. Those are the general guidelines though.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
1st Oct '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" You're suppose to start worrying when you get 4 to 6 per hour. If that happens, you need to try to lay ... [snip!] ... OB though if you have questions because each OB handles things slightly differently. Those are the general guidelines though. "


Thank you. Im resting now and it seems to be getting better