Contractions in early pregnancy

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She had a rough time with first pregnancy and had to have a c-section because she couldn't dilate past 7 and baby's head was large. For about the 3rd time in about 3 weeks she has started contractions. First two times they gave her meds to stop contractions and said she was dehydrating and now this third time they say she is having contractions but isn't dilating so and not dehydrating so sent her home from ER and told her that some women have contractions thru much of their pregnancy.
It could Braxton hicks contractions but you should talk to your Dr. I started having contractions really bad if I am active at about 22weeks with this pregnancy and went to the hospital and found out I have a irritable uterus and have to be very careful with what I am doing. I am on restricted activities. It's best to be safe call or go in.
i started getting them early in this pregnancy, i think somwhere around 20 weeks, let your friend know if shes not drinking enough water it can cause her to have contractions, so make sure she stays hydrated, and like heartagram if they get painful have her call her dr or go to the er, but they are common in early pregnancy
I have been experiencing them as well since week 34, now I am 36 weeks in and get them at night as well. I don't think you're going to go into labor early, your body is is just preparing for babies arrival and dilating for the big day!
She definitely does need to go the hospital yet, the real thing may still be days away. I had Braxton Hicks contractions for the last 3-4 months of my pregnancy, some were painful and took my breath away. They definitely helped the birthing process since I got some of my labor out of the way early.
I'm sorry I cannot help you since this is my first pregnancy, but I just wanted to respond and see how you are doing. I hope things are okay.
And for me it only feels like menstral pains in early labor, then the full blown contractions are different. If it gets more painful you should call your doctor though, cause everyone is different!
I think they are Braxton hicks, because you are still 31w but if you start feeling the pain for longer time, stronger and stronger and not ceasing you could possibly be in early labor but hold the pain this your body is preparing for your baby's arrival.
So i just left the gym and walked the treadmill with a good incline/speed. I definitely felt what i think were early labor contractions going off what people/l&d teacher describe. They were pretty consistent, close and always around a minute long. Shortly after i stopped, they stopped though. I did actual work outs through my whole pregnancy, so i know it's not that. Does this happen to anyone else? I am 39 weeks.
I've never heard of a contraction at 15 weeks though, definitely ask your doctor if they're painful. And all 3-4 OB's I've looked into in early pregnancy told me NO lifting anything over 30lbs, so I wouldn't just to be safe.
Oh, you'll feel it. It's just hard to feel the difference between early contractions and Brackston Hicks. That's probably what they mean.
I've been getting false labor contractions a lot as well as braxhicks, my midwife told me the braxhicks you will feel on the top of your belly, for me it's like the feeling of tightening my abb muscles, where as the contractions are at the bottom of your belly and for most women they start out feeling like period cramps with minor back aches, so far that info has helped me a lot :) just waiting for labor!
I think I'm having bh but it's been allll day off and on pain in my back but my stomach doesn't harden the pain is getting worse as the day passes .
so this morning when I awake I was fine thought it was over and now im having contractions in the front now...there not painful just really tight uncomfortable coming and going...do yall think I should head to l&d to be evaluated or its normal...
I felt my contractions really felt them when I went to go in the shower and I didn't notice but my water broke and trying to lay down with my legs down would hurt so bad.
Not everyone gets them so you might never have them.. I didn't in my first pregnancy. This one I get them, it's just uncomfortable..
In pregnancy there found uterine contractions that are regular rhythmical ( Braxon-Hicks)but before the labor these are weak and gets stronger and stronger as labor starts.
People get Braxton Hicks contractions all through pregnancy, they just don't usually feel them until there is more baby and less room in the uterus.
But now the pain is coming and going and even after a hot shower and cold glass of water it's not stopping. Could this be contractions? I thought you felt contractions lower belly. Any help would be great.
With my second pregnancy I had contractions at 6 months which lasted a few hours, but by the time I got seen at the hospital they stopped. The same thing happened at around 7 months and they stopped again by themselves. I was petrified but in the end she ended up arriving 5 days late!
With my 1st I took a warm bath and layed on my side in the water (as much as I could) try to relax as much as possible. Get a clock or watch before you get in... RELAX and stay as long as you can. Time the contractions/pains. If they dont go away and are about 5 minutes apart then get your stuff and get to the ER......
I just want to know what to expect with the first contractions. Like if they hurt enough to where I'll know that I'm actually in labor and if they come out of nowhere. I just want to hear SOMEONES experience.
Hey Ladies, Haven't posted in a while, pregnancy is going pretty goo. I am 28 weeks now, so getting excited that its almost over. I have been having this one problem though. Ocassionally, my stomach just hardens up, and it lasts for a long time. This happens esp. at night, and it gets impossible to sleep, because it is uncomfortable and painful. Last night was awful. My stomach hardened up, and it was still hard when I woke up around 3am, and up untill this morning.
I would definitely say the pains your having are contractions especially since twins trend to be born around this stage of your pregnancy it is pretty early so I'd be calling your doctor since your at a really high risk of preterm labor carrying twins I'm 31+5 weeks but only having one baby but I've been having contractions since 20 weeks got my cervix checked two days ago and I'm dilated almost to 2cm my doc told my if my contractions become consistent head up to labor and delivery so watch th
No, most of the time you don't feel them. They actually start kinda early on in your pregnancy. Don't know you have them til later :) it's normal to have Braxton hicks at 32 weeks whether you feel them or not.
My first pregnancy, I hardly had any....with this pregnancy I have had early contractions and was put on Magnesium to stop them. Last Tuesday I was in sooooooo much pain from the contractions, I almost went in as I thought our baby was coming....well the next morning they slowed down. So for us with previous pregnancies, you can see we are also a little unsure.
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