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False labour pains, painful braxton hicks - does anyone else only get them at night time?

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feelingratheroverwhelmed Fri 14-Oct-11 23:06:47

Am 38+5. I've had a couple of admissions in the last few weeks with "false labour" and very painful Braxton Hicks, which I'm now learning to live with grin.
But what I just don't get is why I only really seem to get these at night time? In the last week I've had probably five nights where I have hardly slept because of the discomfort (they aren't excruciating but they do hurt). It started tonight at about 10pm and I can tell it's going to go on all night again. Neither the midwife or reg in the hospital was able to explain why this was the case. It's really annoying! I'm really tired during the day (and have a two year old), and I know as from next week I'm not going to get any sleep for months so could really do with it now.

Anyone else feel my pain?!

WakeMeUpWhenSeptemberEnds Fri 14-Oct-11 23:19:50

Me too. I have a 2 year old, I was getting mega braxton hicks but as this is baby number 4 I know to ignore them. I'll know when it's the real thing. But yes, I feel your pain. Though they've slowed down a bit now - due date is today.

feelingratheroverwhelmed Fri 14-Oct-11 23:36:47

I didn't get any BH at all with DS, so this has thrown me a bit! Why at night though? I'm knackered!

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