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help! is this a contraction or just b.h.

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erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:37:21

im having really tight pains at the top of my uterus which only last about a minute and come every five, only they dont seem to be connected to my cervix, well not yet any way, is it a really pain full b hicks or could it be for real, my last labour was so full on ive only experienced intense contractions around the cervix area and im a little confused.

charleepeters Tue 05-Jul-05 18:38:40

how far along are you? sounds promising! i would keep timing if they get stronger or closer together give your m/w a ring just to be sure. good luck

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:40:01

im 37 wks +3 today last baby came same day

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:40:58

ooh ive just had a twinge

Blu Tue 05-Jul-05 18:42:02

Congratulatiuons, Erinsmum!

charleepeters Tue 05-Jul-05 18:42:28

how long have you been having them - i think when you've had 10 pains your ment to phone the midwife just for a check up if need be - oh how exciting!

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:42:46

ill let you say that when ive parted with it

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:43:52

been about an hour now,dh is stuck on m25 hope he gets here soon

charleepeters Tue 05-Jul-05 18:44:36

Give your miwife a ring - see what she says you may be able to have a quick check to see if anythings happening!

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:46:02

i know im 2cm i have been for the last 7 weeks so if its like last time it could be quick, last labour only 3 hours but waters had broke first

mears Tue 05-Jul-05 18:46:35

Sounds like BH. Contractions that are working on the cervix give you lower abdominal period like cramps. Also they stop you in your tracks and you have to breathe through them. They usually build up over a period of time. Try a soak in the bath - if they get better you are not in full labour

charleepeters Tue 05-Jul-05 18:47:00

Ring Ring Ring and keep me updated! im excited for you now i never had all this with DS i was induced so it wasnt as fun

charleepeters Tue 05-Jul-05 18:47:48

Well there you go advice form mears the best around - take her advice she knows more than me being a midwife and all

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:49:05

yes i know what a full blown pain feels like ,its the ones that lead up to it, i only got 30 mins of those sort of pains before i was 10 cm all too quick for me ,esp with onlt gas and air for last 30 mins

mears Tue 05-Jul-05 18:50:01

How far away are you from the hospital?

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:50:41

about 10 mins

charleepeters Tue 05-Jul-05 18:51:29

I would try a bath, my midwife always said to try a bath if they subsided it was bh if not it was the real thing!

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:52:41

im planning on getting a few good really painfull contractions before i set off and if i need an ambulance so be it .dh is on motorway stuck in traffic

mears Tue 05-Jul-05 18:53:53

That's good. I often see women who have had quick labours before come in too soon and be really disappointed. Try the bath and see how they go. If you are just aware of them at the top of your bump it is unlikely (but not impossible) to be in labour. Better to be at home as long as you can.

HappyHuggy Tue 05-Jul-05 18:55:22

(sorry for the quick hijack - mears ive never spoken to you but wanted you to know i think you're fab)

Good Luck erinsmom!!!!!

mears Tue 05-Jul-05 18:56:08

Thanks huggy

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:56:34

i honestly didnt feel a thing last time until i was 4 cm ,i remember the pain thats what im waiting for,afterall they could just fade , at least if im hopping about in pain im getting some where.

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 18:57:52

its nice to be chatting to some one who is clued up ,my midwifes phone is always off

erinsmom Tue 05-Jul-05 19:01:19

right im off to run the bath ,my 4 year old wants to play ceebeebies on the p.c so illl be back on later,or if things progress ill keep you all posted, cheers for the advice.

mears Tue 05-Jul-05 19:03:05

Look forward to your update. Enjoy the bath

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