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Braxton Hicks All Day Kate Pasa Due March 20; 1 child; Ciudad Ju 6544 posts
3rd Dec '08

Does/did anyone have Braxton Hicks basically all day?

Should I expect this all the way up to my due date? Or is my body preparing my baby for an early eviction?

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6849 posts
3rd Dec '08

They came and went for me. Maybe just keep an eye on them or start timing them. Some women's contractions aren't painful at first, so start timing them from the start of one to the start of another and if they are the EXACT same time apart (like every 5 min or less)maybe call or go to L&D.

~Elise is Zach's Mom~ 33 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 729 posts
3rd Dec '08

I get them all the time throughout most of the day. I suppose it's made a bit of a progression since at my last appt. I was 1cm dilated and my cervix was soft. But that can stay like that for a long time before baby actually comes. I am getting induced next week though, so I won't ever get to really know how long it would have taken naturally... Unless I go before my induction date :)

~Elise is Zach's Mom~ 33 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 729 posts
3rd Dec '08

If you want to time them there is a great site for doing it...



http://www.contractionmaster.com/

Kate Pasa Due March 20; 1 child; Ciudad Ju 6544 posts
3rd Dec '08
Quoting Elise08:
~Elise is Zach's Mom~ 33 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 729 posts
3rd Dec '08

No prob I'm timing mine right now... Although they are hurting more than normal... Well they actually hurt... Usually the don't hurt at all, they're just annoying. But right now they hurt and my back hurts and I'm feeling crampy... Maybe I won't make it to my induction date after all... Hahahaha

Kate Pasa Due March 20; 1 child; Ciudad Ju 6544 posts
3rd Dec '08
Quoting Elise08:
Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
3rd Dec '08

I have been having BHs daily, in a fairly consistant manner (a couple an hour, etc) since I was 34 weeks. I'm 37 weeks now and still pregnant. My doctor told me though that my cervix is "very nice" and that the BHs have helped get my cervix ready. So if you're stuck with them until you deliver, at least you know it wasn't all for nothing. Just make sure they aren't coming more than 5 minutes together, otherwise its fairly normal to have a ton of them according to my doctor.

d- _-b 1 child; Texas 414 posts
4th Dec '08

yup had them all day up until i went in for my "induction", come to find out i was alreasy in labor..