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Regular braxton hicks at 27 weeks

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Sewingbeatshousework Fri 21-Apr-17 13:39:21

I'm 27 weeks pg & I've been getting braxton hicks since around 15 weeks, maybe once a day which is obviously completely normal. A few days ago I noticed I was getting them very regular one evening, not painful, just tightening womb and very slight period type cramps half the time. I ended up timing them and they were around 4 mins apart, this went on for around 3 hours. The next evening was similar but only lasted an hour. Since then I've been noticing them a lot more, especially in the evening, although no where near as close together as at first. This is DC3, the other 2 were born at term.

I know I should contact midwife if concerned, and I will if anything else changes that concerns me, but I also worry it's just my bowels as I'm very constipated 😳

Anyone had similar?

Sewingbeatshousework Sun 23-Apr-17 14:11:55

No one else had this? Ended up at maternity unit yesterday as they were continuous - monitored for a couple of hours and given an internal & ultrasound.
Was sent home as cervix still closed, and baby seems fine, they have no idea why it's happening but aren't concerned. It's about 5 hours a day now of 1-2 minute braxton hicks which are uncomfortable.

LauraK1987 Sun 23-Apr-17 16:14:16

I've been getting them from around 17 weeks, i am now almost 30 weeks. At first they were very irregular and not necessarily every day. Now there is a pattern to them, they come at around the same time every night and do last much longer than what they did earlier on in my pregnancy. They're are more uncomfortable now as well than they were earlier. They have never caused me any concern as I was the same with my son 5 years ago. Hope this reassures you x

Sewingbeatshousework Sun 23-Apr-17 17:32:47

Thank you, this is DC3 but never had this with the other 2, they were always completely irregular. Glad I'm not the only one who gets them in a pattern, the midwife & both doctor's seemed completely baffled like they'd never seen it before 🙄

Lostmyemailaddress Sun 23-Apr-17 17:36:22

It could be what they call an irritable uterus I've had it with most of my pregnancies and during this one. I'm 27 weeks with dc7. The bigger I get the more uncomfortable they become.

Sewingbeatshousework Mon 24-Apr-17 07:58:08

It's starting to sound like that's what it is, although not sure why his pregnancy is difference to the others - guess I'll just have to put up and shut up 😁

Lostmyemailaddress Mon 24-Apr-17 08:15:35

Take it easy while you can and if they got to bad try lying down on your side for a little while. A midwife suggested it to me it eases them off for a little while.
I've been saying that with this 1 she's given me scary test results, breech and now my belly keeps dropping down and going back up. Plus this is the only pregnancy out of all 7 that made my ibs worse.

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