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can you tell me about braxton hicks please

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mumofdjandbabies Sat 30-Aug-08 20:52:46

they dont hurt do they

i have ahd what i think are about ten or so in the last couple of hours....

dont last long

just like big old tightenings??

MamaG Sat 30-Aug-08 20:54:07


I find htey can be very uncomfortable, actually verging on painful IMO

mumofdjandbabies Sat 30-Aug-08 20:57:07

oh right!

well the tightenings i am having arent sore,,,so maybe just baby ones blush

MamaG Sat 30-Aug-08 20:57:49

How many weeks are you?

With my first pg, they never hurt at all
With second, they were a bit uncomfy
With this one, they are MUCH stronger

cravingaquietlife Sat 30-Aug-08 20:58:57

It's a slight tightening of the womb muscles, they are practicing for the real thing.

Should not be painful and won't normaly last longer than about 30 seconds MAX.

How many weeks are you?

cravingaquietlife Sat 30-Aug-08 21:00:14

Definately get stronger and more noticable IMO with subsequent pregnancys.

mumofdjandbabies Sat 30-Aug-08 21:03:49

I am 38 weeks past on fri

today I just seem to have tightenings lots, well the last few hours but they are not sore just uncomfy? bit periody?

I am interested to know if somethings starting <impatient>

cravingaquietlife Sat 30-Aug-08 21:27:08

Could well be the start.

I have to say though, I had this on off, periody, crampy bit for about a week before my No.3 arrived.

Your body is gearing up but it's going to happen soon.

Good Luck

mumofdjandbabies Sat 30-Aug-08 21:39:39

I want to go into labour tonight how sad is that grin

tho I am a bit tired maybe I shall just go to bed !!!

cravingaquietlife Sat 30-Aug-08 21:46:14

It's not sad, it's natural, the last few weeks you need the patience of a saint. I remember my dissapointment every morning when I woke at a normal time having been convinced when I went to bed that this would be "the" night. Very frustrating at the time.
Make the most of the the time left to chill, whatever happens, in under 4 weeks you are goig to be holding a new bundle. 4 weeks is nothing compared to 38 if you think lke that. wink

Go to bed, if it's going to happen tonight it will, but do let me know in the morning. grinwink

mumofdjandbabies Sat 30-Aug-08 21:51:51

aw thanks mrs

yeah watching x factor rerun now

then snack and bath and bed grin

cravingaquietlife Sun 31-Aug-08 16:37:19


How are you today?

mumofdjandbabies Sun 31-Aug-08 20:34:23

aw bless you for asking

still here !!!

tightenings tailed off now back again hmm

an evening thing me thinks !!!

MrsTittleMouse Sun 31-Aug-08 20:39:36

My BH were worse in the evening with DD1 and still are with DD2. Your baby is OP isn't it? I found/find that they can be a bit painful because they give me backache. The "proper" contractions were different though, as they stopped me in my tracks, the BH I could still talk through.

Most active labours start at night though, so there's still time today.

cravingaquietlife Sun 31-Aug-08 21:05:36

Glad you feel OK. yeah, mine were definately more of an evening thing too.

Will be watching for an anouncement. smile Good Luck!

mumofdjandbabies Sun 31-Aug-08 21:10:58

ooh I would like to see this baby tho a few jobs I really should do first IYKWIM grin

yes baby OP as far as I know.....

what makes it more interesting is I am all set for a vba2c grin

thakns guys xxx

cravingaquietlife Mon 01-Sep-08 09:31:21 thats fab, you obviously have a very supportive medical team behind you.

I hope it all goes to plan, if it doessn't though remember, it's not really how they get here just that they do in one peice. x

mumofdjandbabies Mon 01-Sep-08 10:40:04

aw thanks

feel a bit wobbly wobbley today but not anti c section just would prefer not to have mooooooore surgery as have zero help and two little people 4 and 20months.....

say a little prayer for me that all goes well when it happens grin

cravingaquietlife Wed 03-Sep-08 19:46:04

How you feeling?

No help at all? God, I am definately hoping things go well for you. I have a 20mth age gap between my girls. Would you like me to lie to you or tell you the truth? It's a doddle. hmm

cravingaquietlife Wed 03-Sep-08 19:48:44

Actually we have the same gaps between all our children. Ds was 4.5 when dd2 was born.

mumofdjandbabies Wed 03-Sep-08 21:30:35

hi love
all has stopped...
youre so lvoely enquiring after me

dont tell me how easy it will be shock

cravingaquietlife Wed 03-Sep-08 22:08:05

lol, OK I won't, it'll be really, really hard! grin You'll be OK, lets face it we kind of just have to be.

You might not have much "real" help there to change bums, give hugs, wipe sick snot, bath kids. But I found Mumsnet the best support and to help keep me sain if I hit any tough times. I did a few times. grin <<whispers>> They didn't pay me to say that, honest!

How long will they let you go before they start talking surgery again?

cravingaquietlife Wed 03-Sep-08 22:17:39

lol, I am a tit; just read your post again, there am I telling you it's hard again, and having re-read I think you wanted me to tell you it's easy. It's been a long summer!

Honest, piece of P*!

gringrin I wouldn't change it though.

Do you know if you are having a boy or a girl?

mumofdjandbabies Thu 04-Sep-08 08:40:34

tee hee youre a hoot grin

have to see consultant on 15th so desp hope to go by then grin

its a girl after two boys or so they said!!

IMagine three under 5 what on earth are /were we playing at hmm

other than my kids are flippin cute ha ha gringringrin

My mum is going to have them on sat eve oh the bliss, oh the rarity, oh the....sleep we shall get grin

cravingaquietlife Thu 04-Sep-08 08:58:55


Woo Hoo for Mum! Bet you won't sleep a wink, you never do when you're allowed to. Will be nice for a break though, make the most of it. grin wink

A girl! smile, a pink princess to be stropy make you scream smile. I had a boy first and then 2 girls. No, in all honesty they are gorgeous, but beware.... very different to boys, you may think now your lads like to be independant and strong but Oh boy just wait. haha The boys will love having a baby sister to fuss over and look after in years to come. She is soooooo going to love having big brothers to scare her boyfriends. grin

Off to do some cleaning....groan!

Rest up chick, will check in later! x

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