How to make contractions stronger

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Anyone know how to make your contractions stronger & make it the real deal? I'm having them now & they feel like I'm starting my period coming about every 15-20 minutes... sometimes 10 min. But they ALWAYS go away after a while :/ i mean I think that's what they are. They are tolerable & not painful but are not comfortable! I'm hoping they will get stronger!
Ok so I am getting contractions annoying niggling back ones that spread round my front they come at night which makes it hard to sleep im just fed up now and want to make them stronger and more frequent I am 2cm dilated so far. Any advice???
Sounds like contractions or braxton hicks how far along are you? I have been having contractions they feel like period pains and get stronger however mine arent close enough together there about 20min apart make sure you time them!!
Well it has to start sometime..... Some women feel contractions like cramps all day until they get stronger and closer together, other women ( like me) wake up in the middle of the night and their water breaks or you feel strong contractions that are really close together and getting stronger!!! Mine stated at 4 minutes apart and pretty strong and only increased from there until I was in so much pain I was puking less than 3 hours later!!!
Some women have diarrhea days before labor because the body is wanting to clean itself out before delivery. How close are they and are they getting stronger?
You usually start out with contractions that arnt to far together that arnt to long and that don't have pain. As labor progresses the contractions get stronger and longer and painful. If you're ever in Question though it's best to call your obgyn. Always better safe than sorry. I promise you could never bother them. The doctors are there for your health and for the baby's.
It sounds like real ones to me . Real contractions can stop. My doctor said if you drink lots of water they can sometimes be stopped. If you are able to time about how long they last and if they are close together it's the real ones .
True contractions are not relieved but an 8oz glass of water, resting on your left side for an hour and wake you when you are sleeping. True contractions cause you to make cervical change. I don't know how far along you are. They can feel like a squeezing and then release, can feel like back pain that comes and goes. Regardless, try 8oz glass of water, resting on left side (for good blood flow to baby) and then if it doesn't resolve call your OBGYN office.
Doc says it sounds like early labor & wen contractions get regular to call & he will make sure there's a room ready for me in L&D wen I arrive .. Hopefully she's gearing up to make her appearance ..
My dr told me that based on the baby's position he would be very surprised if I wasn't in labor with in the next few days. Well my question is, is it possible to only feel contractions in your lower abdominal and pelvic area?
How exactly do you time contractions? Ive been having contractions since last night. i Left my bfs house and had two really really painful contractions but they stopped. Today we went to target, which practically killed me, and i had a couple of contractions there. that was earlier today and they stopped. then i woke up from my nap and had 1 long painful contraction. i dont kno wheter its real or not. im 38 weeks. i heard your whole uterus balls up...and it has.
Instead we walked for like 3 hours in hopes to make the contractions stronger and closer. It didn't but I convinced her to go get checked out anyways. She was a 7 when they checked her!!! So walk, walk, walk!!!
To any already mommas, once contractions start how long will they last? Are they short, long, mixed? Ftm getting close to due date and super curious!
-( I wish I could say something to make it better, but If it was me I would b in the same position. How far along are u? U must be like 37 weeks cuz ur cervix is still high right? I have my appt at 3 today, they moved it from 1 to 3 cuz doc had to go deliver a baby. So here in an hour I will be leaving and hopefully getting some good news I'm already 39 weeks though, my due date is on tuesday. I'm hoping my cervix won't be high, and I was 1 1/2 cm 3 weeks ago. So I wonder what I will b today.
I am 32W 3D and having some bad Braxton Hicks contractions. They seem to be coming more frequently. They feel like af cramps but a worse. I went to the dr. yesterday and I didnt ask about them. I was so worried about my swelling!! Anyways, like I said they are starting to get painful and there is a lot of pressure "down there" what do you ladies think? Thank you!!
This went on for about 5 hours so since I was still only 34 weeks at the time I figured I didnt' want to wait too long in case they sent us to a specialty hospital a half hour from here. We ended up going to labor and deliv ery to make sure, I thought they felt pretty real. Boy, was I embarrassed. By time they hooked me up it was over. BUt, they checked me anyway. Hooked me up to the monitors and did a cervical exam. IN 5 days I went from 0% efaced to 50% efaced.
Good question because at my appt. this week my doctor asked how often I was getting contractions and I asked her... "Well, what do you consider contractions? Because I get Braxton Hicks and they aren't painful." Her response to me was "Ok, then you aren't having contractions because contractions will be painful." So... I guess my body is still practicing away because my "contractions" are not painful at all... uncomfortable, sure... but not painful.
You're going to have 5 or 6 contractions in the car on the way to the hospital and you need to get your epidural ASAP- here in the UK they won't give you one once your labour is too advanced..... I'd definitely be getting ready to go if I were you.
Dehydration during pregnancy has a bad habit of causing braxton hicks to get bad enough to mimic actual contractions. Things to try would be walking, laying down, change positions, drink tons of water, take a warm bath, and see if they go away. If they get stronger and stay the same pattern or get closer together it would be best to notify your doctor or go to the hospital especially if the pains are also with low back pain.
But Anyhoo, I think I'd want to head to the hospital with contractions at 25 wks. That would make me nervous.
It's a hard decision no mother should have to make but that's how it is. I'm thinking of taking all of my TDi which would take me to my due date in December and then try to resume my job or find another one. Baby comes first.
If they're the real thing they're gonna get more painful, I think you should wait just to make sure and if they get stronger go to the hospital
Im still having contractions every ten minutes apart. They got stronger this morning. They told me not to come in til they are 2-3 mins apart since Im so far along.
I had pain in my lower abdomen. They would come and go. So i decided to time them to make sure it was contractions. They were 10mins apart and last 1min. After sometime i heard a pop sound and the pain became unbearable. They started to become 5mins apart and i started bleeding.
So, if I were you I'd get checked just to be sure, but if you want/have to wait just keep track of how often they happen and go to hospital if they get ten min or closer, and just to be safe make an appointment as soon as you can, and try to rest more.
This happened to me Monday night my contractions was 3 to 5 mins. apart &..i let them last a hour like my doctor told then went to the hospital they gave me meds & it stopped so unfortunately it was false labor I cried all the way home they told next time wait 2hrs.
I would call your dr to be safe. Also make sure you are well hydrated as that can make contractions worse. Good luck.
I have like menstrual like cramps in the lower part of my stomach that move down to like my uterus and are making my hips not exactly hurt but make them feel very uncomfortable... They're not consistent either ...
They are painful, but not too much to handle.