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When is to much Braxton hicks?

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hartmel Sat 12-Jul-14 03:26:17

I'm 25 weeks with dc2 and since week 14 I get once in a while Braxton hicks.. But lately they are coming more often, even at night that I wake up from them. And have to breath through them..

Last night I took a quick bath and when I took my underwear of I noticed something fell on the floor (sorry tmi) when I looked closer it was a bit of the mucus plug.
My DH even saw it.

My baby has been quieter lately but I noticed that she is at least two days a week very quiet. I guess it is her sleeping time..

I also have a 10 month old son to take care of. And he doesn't crawl so needs to be carried everywhere..

I'm seeing my midwife next week should I just walk to her about it or call maternity ward

Thanks grin

CoolCat2014 Sat 12-Jul-14 04:44:37

If you've lost your mucus plug phone your midwife or the hospital ward to get checked out, especially if baby is moving less. It's unlikely but you could be at risk of preterm labour - better to get checked & be safe!

How often are the braxton hicks? I think if they ate only a few mins apart that is too much, again best talk to a midwife now, they can check you over and make sure it's all ok.

MildDrPepperAddiction Sat 12-Jul-14 05:00:04

Agree with CC. If you've lost the plug phone midwife/ admissions straight away.

hartmel Sat 12-Jul-14 11:41:38

Baby is super active now.. Braxton hicks only 4-5 a day lasting approx 1 min..

Maybe it wasn't my mucus plug but some discharge. But it looked different then regular discharge. It was creamy white like jelly.. (Sorry tmi)

I should have mentioned that last weekend (that is actually also the start of me getting more braxton hicks) I lifted our pram into the SUV and somehow it slipped and I hurt my belly.. Since then baby had been moving but was kind of hitting in my back..

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