hi, i am having regular braxton hicks for the past 1.5- 2 hours, they come every couple of minutes - is this ok ie normal? it doesn't mean i am going into labour necessarily does it? there is a cramp-like pain that accompanies them too. really hope it's not the start of labour... have others had similar and it then subsides/stops? also have had the feeling of needing to poo a few times today as well and am nervous my body is doing that clearing out thing in prep for labour... thanks.
If the Braxton-Hicks are coming regularly for a few hours then it could well be labour, I thought my last labour was BH contractions to begin with. Give the Maternity Assessment Unit a ring and see what they say, it's best to get it checked.
Thanks. Called them and they said to go in so am on way now. It's my second dc, first was born at 37 weeks which is another reason to suspect it could be labour. So nervous. No one to mind dd so am in a taxi alone. Dh will arrange childcare and then come in if need be.
They kept me in hospital for the night as they said they were more than just Braxton hicks... Quite painful but took painkillers and fell asleep eventually. Home now and contractions subsided. Just wondering when it'll properly kick off. The million $$$$$ question!!!