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Are these Proper contractions?

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Naomip88 Mon 19-Jan-15 20:03:12

for the last couple of hours I've been having quite regular contractions ( every 20-30 minutes) my stomach tightens up for about 30 seconds and a couple have been uncomfortable verging on a little painful. I'm 39 weeks and I've been having noticeable braxton hicks for about 6 weeks but they have been getting increasingly strong and uncomfortable but never this regular. I haven't had any other signs ( show/ waters breaking although I've had increased discharge) do you think these are real? They don't seem painful enough to be the real thing!

bigfam Mon 19-Jan-15 20:08:44

Live birth thread, oh please keep us posted?! Fingers crossed 4 u x

weelamb123 Mon 19-Jan-15 20:09:49

I think they are just Braxton hicks. Believe me when they start to hurt u'll know its time. Good luck xx

MaximumVolume Mon 19-Jan-15 20:14:43

They sound like it to me. BH aren't supposed to go on for more than about an hour, I don't think.

Having said that, I am 38 weeks with #2 & can't remember what it felt like last time. I'm driving myself mad!

Naomip88 Mon 19-Jan-15 20:17:08

That's what I thought! I've had so many weird twinges over the last couple of days that I can't tell what's what!

Dogsmom Mon 19-Jan-15 20:18:33

Mine started like that smile mildly uncomfortable tightenings 20-30 minutes apart that gradually got more painful and regular until she was born the following lunchtime.

It took from 5.30am until 9pm before they were so painful I went back in.

I remember being checked in the morning and hearing a woman really moaning in pain a few beds up, I commented to dh that she was making a fuss as they weren't THAT painful, little did I know that would be me in a few hours, hehe.

Naomip88 Mon 19-Jan-15 20:24:51

Oh maybe this could be it then! I'm excited now :-)

yazz21 Mon 19-Jan-15 20:38:12

Sounds like early labour to me smile
Mine started like that. Took nearly 24hours for anything more to happen. Then my waters went and suddenly it was all go!
Good luck OP

Pregnantagain7 Mon 19-Jan-15 20:38:32

Fingers crossed this is it for you!
Don't be too disappointed if it's not though it means it won't be too much longersmile
I did contract like this for a few hours every evening for a week until Ds was born. I used to think this has got to be it then it would all bloody stop grin
Good luck!

Naomip88 Mon 19-Jan-15 20:46:35

Aw thanks for all your comments - if anything it feels like very very early happenings not quite time to get our coats on smile

amy83firsttimer Mon 19-Jan-15 20:54:44

Shameless place mark.
Good luck OP!

MrsDeVere Mon 19-Jan-15 21:00:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Marcipex Mon 19-Jan-15 21:01:59

Sounds like it to me. Exciting..keep us updated.

Jodie1982 Mon 19-Jan-15 21:17:25

I think it's just strong Braxton Hicks. Mine are getting stronger now, 36+2 with DC5, you'll know when it's Contractions, strong period pains that come in waves. Good luck.

MrsVamos Mon 19-Jan-15 21:18:59

Good luck !

<love squishy new babies> smile

lljkk Mon 19-Jan-15 21:32:05

Big glass of wine & try to get some kip. Either you'll sleep thru or you'll lose half the night from 3am.

Naomip88 Mon 19-Jan-15 21:53:18

Definitely getting stronger! I'll keep you updated!

Marcipex Mon 19-Jan-15 21:59:37

Excited for you, will look for a update x

Dogsmom Mon 19-Jan-15 22:31:36

Ooh I'm a mixture of excited for you and jealous because I'm only 34 weeks and want mine now too smile

TerrysNo3 Mon 19-Jan-15 22:36:05

oh a live birth thread is the best kind. good luck and whatever happens you'll be cuddling a gorgeous newborn with that amazing newborn smell soon enough.

marking my place! grin

fattymcfatfat Mon 19-Jan-15 22:37:15

Mine started like that with dc2. I ended up in slow labour for two weeks as everytime I went into hospital everything stopped on me!!!! But I was dilating slowly but surely. ...hopefully things move a little quicker for you!

lljkk Tue 20-Jan-15 07:22:15


Marcipex Tue 20-Jan-15 07:35:10

I think the OP must be busy......

Number3cometome Tue 20-Jan-15 08:57:07


TheFutureMrsB Tue 20-Jan-15 08:59:13

Oooh exciting! Good luck OP!

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