37 weeks with regular braxton hicks, how long is this going to last?!

(10 Posts)
butterflyexperience Mon 04-Mar-13 18:33:13

Gibson call your midwife

gibson1234 Mon 04-Mar-13 12:11:15

i am 27 weeks pregnant and im having really bad braxon hicks, lasting up to 4 hours long! and having the urge to push really badly what do i do?

Radiator1234 Tue 26-Feb-13 21:24:18

Hi there probably not what you want to hear but I had those sorts of pains off and on for about 3 weeks before I finally went into labour at 40+6. The contractions in the "real" labour were noticeably different and more intense though. Good luck!

my2centsis Tue 26-Feb-13 20:29:59

I had then for 3 weeks sad each day getting more intense too sad but I ended up having a wry good 8hour labour at 39weeks! Good luck

Not that that answers your question, sorry! I don't think there is an answer tbh. I've had fairly frequent and strong BH for a few weeks now, and I'm 39+4. Baby's head not really engaged yet, though <roomy uterus>.

Did they say 2/5ths? Counterintuitively, that means they can only feel 2/5ths of the head, so 3/5ths is engaged in the pelvis.

scubastevie Mon 25-Feb-13 09:37:21

Thanks for your replies. So you had them for 3 weeks iloveholidays? sad

iloveholidays Sun 24-Feb-13 16:47:34

Hi scuba. I had exactly the same with DD3... Was in hospital with tightenings and backache and they admitted me thinking I was in early labour. I wasn't and knew deep down. Had DD1 at 36+2 and DD2 at 37+4 so wasn't expecting to go full term.

Anyway, just wanted to say that I continued having them on and off until DD3 came at 40+1!!! I was lucky they didn't keep me up at night although were very uncomfortable during the day. The worst thing was that I was constantly watching for labour signs...

MrsHBaby3 Sun 24-Feb-13 09:21:09

I've had BH since 18weeks, so I don't think it makes any difference. Ive read everyone gets them from conception but usually don't feel them until pregnancy progresses and uterus full of baby

scubastevie Sun 24-Feb-13 05:55:22

So, I'm awake. 37 weeks +1. Went into hosp yday as hadn't felt baby move all day. Monitor indicates tightenings (that I couldn't feel) quite a few times in 25 mins, she said this could potentially mean I was going into early labour. Later that eve had tightenings again and constant backache (have had a bit of period type pain in back recently as well). Awake since 4am with pretty constant backache and tightenings about every 10-15 mins. They are not really painful but keeping me up and I feel generally uncomfortable.
I'm aware these aren't proper contractions, but potentially how long could this go on for?! I'm hoping not another 5 weeks! Baby's head is 2/5ths engaged I don't know if this makes a difference. Anyone else had similar experience?

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