Pregnancy contractions on one side

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At 34 weeks, you'll most likely have braxton hicks contractions fairly often. With my first pregnancy, I wasn't sure what they were until I had one at my doctor's office and she said that is what it was. For me it wasn't painful (though for others they can be), but felt like the baby's head was pushing out of my stomach. My stomach would tighten and get hard like a basketball for several seconds and for the longest time I just thought it was the baby moving funny...
not sure how i know if there real ones now or not 37+4 i was 2 centimeters on tuesday... has ne one had contractions that lead to real labor but they didnt really seem super intense?
and ino for a fact that it isnt BH contractions because it has been going on for days now.. im 30 weeks and i tried drinking water it didnt stop i tried laying down in another position still hurt i cnt even walk without pains being worse.. this is my first pregnancy do u think i shud go to the ER?
I keep drinking water, walking around, laying on my left side!! They aren't getting closer together or stronger, but they are staying about the same strength and starting to grate on my nerves. My dh thinks I should go in to get checked, but I know they'll just send me home telling me that it is only BH!! Just under 7w left for me!!!
The best thing to do that really helps me stop them is chug the water and lay down on your left side and breath. One thing that causes them besides lack of water is having to pee so go pee every hour even if you don't feel the urge. But if you drink that water you will have too' lol I swear up and down I'm drinking enough water but I'm thinking my body just needs a little more than normal.
So since I haven't gotten many feed back on here like I do on babycenter I was wondering does anyone get cramps on only one side on your first trimester? Like I hadn't had them just yet and tonight I am having them cramps ok and off like contractions... But mild though. Is it normal?
I had alot of early braxton hicks... I mean really irregular non painful... then around 25 week i started having only 1 or 2 a day... When I ended up in the hospital because I had the pain associated with 2 one morning, it showed my cervix very short already so my practice contractions were creating cervical change.. When I was in the hospital... I started out having them every 30 mins to an 1 hr... then it started going 45 to 1.5 hours... then all over the place....
Im currently 35w 5d & having pretty frequent, extremely uncomfortable contractions. they do not stop w changing position or drinking water & laying on my left side. at my last OB appt (4 days ago), I was a fingertip dilated. this is my second child and my first was born at 38 weeks..is this normal? could my due date be off by a whole month? so confused.
It would start like peeiod cramps in my lower back then radiate up one side and down the other then Go away, that happened 3 times a few minutes apart before i could stand up. I drank some water and went to bed and have been Fine since....were these real contractions?
I will feel my uterus tighten and when I lay flat I can see and feel a bulge a little smaller than the size of my fist in my lower abdomen usually on the right side. I started massaging them and found they will usually go away after. A Braxton Hicks contraction is defined by Taber's Medical dictionary as an intermittent, painless contraction that may occur every 10 to 20 minutes after the first trimester of pregnancy.
keep timing your contractions, and let your OB know when they get down to about 5 minutes apart on a regular basis, your water breaks or you lose your mucus plug. good luck to you... sounds like you will be holding your beautiful baby before you know it!
They sound like normal pregnancy symptoms unfortunately... i have the same pain on my right side and the doctor said its just sciatic nerve pain. The only thing that helps me is a ton of pillows in all different positions until the pain is gone. Your body is just sore. You're almost there though!
I had 2 with NO epidural and with the three epidurals I DID have, only one took, I highly recommend that you get one! The one that I did have made my labor a dream. Delivery still hurt like crazy, but thats another story. Think I have scared you enough for one day. But you wanted the truth and that's my story. Everyone is different, but they don't call it labor for nothing. Sure wish they called it dessert or vacation.
Im 22 weeks and my baby boy kicks all the time that he makes me sore on right side. HE is definetly his fathers son a pain in the side. LOL. I cant wait until he comes out.
As it is I am stuck trying to stay off my feet and stressing out every time I get one. Plus because this has been going on for so long today it's really starting to hurt. I have this all over crampy feeling now like even after the bh is gone I'm still tight and sore. My dh had to take my son to baseball practice so I'm home with our toddler who is being a doll right now and watching a movie with me.
No bleeding during pregnancy is normal, but it's probably not a big deal since it is old blood. Call your doctor today.
It feels like I run a marathon and then have a cramping pain in only one side in the same area and mine is pretty high up. I asked and doctor said it was the ligament stretching. You may want to call just to be on the safe side.
I have that too mostly when i get up and its really sharp pain it hurts like hell. I wanna know too if anyone knows what it is.
I called doctor and he said to hydrate myself, relax as much as possible, try walking (stops Braxton hicks), then lay on my left side. He said they may just be caused by fetal movement, but this is painful and I have stage 4 Endometriosis , so I know painful. Its 1242am where I am and have had these pains for the last hour. Feet are elevated and water jug hasn't left my side, but nothings helping. Any advice?
I too have a question - my son is 21 and I do not remember ANYTHING about his pregnancy as I was only 16 when he was born and of course at that time I had other things on my mind. I will be 18 weeks with twins boys on Thursday 9/27 and have woken up in the middle of the night to roll over and had shooting pains along my lower abdomen. I will have a few during the day but they aren't quite as intense. Could these be BH contractions? I can't remember what to expect.
i had two big ones at 26 weeks, just my whole stomach cramped up and then that was it
I am so glad you asked this question as I was wondering the same thing, I can actually feel the baby on one side of my stomach and I started to feel really bad as if I was hurting him.
This is my 4th pregnancy and with each one I had painful bhs. My bhs were worse then my real contractions at times. In my option if in doubt go get checked.
v tonight and i feel like i am having contractions. my muscles tighten up and i run out of breath. but i am laying on my back so i dont know if that could have anything to do with it. how do i know if its braxton hicks contractions or real ones. and could i have either one at 17weeks? my cervix is fine . i just had an ultrasound yesterday. i feel the baby move and go into corners already. could that be why i get that whole stomache pressure? when should i start to worry?
I had this happen to me, i woke up one morning and had to2 contractions with cramping then lay there for 40 mins with nothing. I was going to go about my day as i felt fine but decided to call a nurse line who told me to go in. I went in though i felt fine and ended being diagnosed with preterm labor. More of risk of ptl. My cervix was very short. Im now on bed rest and off work.
When I was finally admitted to hospital on the high risk maternity ward there were lots of ladies on bedrest, using wheelchairs to get around. One woman had even decided on her own to elevate the foot of her bed. She had been laying in the bed for 5 weeks with the foot of her bed highly elevated. Also, there is a steriod shot that I got to help develop the baby's lungs. I think it was called 'celestone' (not sure of the spelling).
I had cramping that was persistant for over an hour and it was mainly on one side. I went to ER and I wasn't contracting at all. They thought that I just over-did it and stretched my muscles too much. They actually found blood in my urine too and it was just because I had strained muscles. My son was born in December and he couldn't be healthier!! Maybe you just did what I did, hopefully.
I agree, I would have your doc check things out and monitor you just to be on the safe side. You could be getting BH and your lil guy could be in a position where he is pressing against your belly and that may be why you can't really feel the BH going away. I remember when Jeremiah would do that to me and when I would have a BH it felt like it would not go away, but it was actually the baby pressing against my belly. It took me a while to figure that one out! But def.
This might be it contractions all day started out at 7 minutes this morning now 3 to 4 min. Waiting it out at home for another hour as per the dr and then going to Labor and delivery. Will update and let you know if its false labor or the real deal! Oh checked at the dr this morning about 3cm! They said I don't need steriods as she is just shy of full term.
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