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Braxton hicks every 15 minutes-24 weeks

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AnxietyForever Tue 24-Oct-17 21:31:06

I'm 24 + 3 and experiencing braxton hicks every 15 minutes or so. This is my 2nd pregnancy and don't remember them with my first almost 5 years ago.
Is it normal to have them so regularly?

Ct17218 Tue 24-Oct-17 21:41:20

From what I’ve read no but I’m not an expert. I’m 23+ 3 and I when I get bh it’s like 2 that last a few seconds then goes for the day most times for for a few hours. Maybe call labour ward? Xx

WishUponAStar88 Tue 24-Oct-17 21:42:48

I always thought that one of the main differences with Brixton hicks were that they weren’t regular. I’d definitely call the labour ward.

MustBeThursday Tue 24-Oct-17 21:44:10

Braxton hicks shouldn’t be regular. Give your maternity unit a call to be on the safe side.

happy2bhomely Tue 24-Oct-17 21:54:36

Absolutely call the maternity unit.

But for reassurance, I had regular braxton hicks from as early as 8 weeks in one of my pregnancies. I have 5dc and the braxton hicks started earlier and were more frequent with each pregnancy. I didn't have any with dc1. I was told I had an irritable uterus.

Rest and drink plenty of water. I was told that exercise and dehydration could make them worse.

ChocolatePancake Tue 24-Oct-17 22:31:49

Definitely ring triage. As others said, braxton contractions shouldn't be regular

holdthewine Tue 24-Oct-17 22:57:12

Regular may not be normal so do call as others suggested. However, you do normally feel BH more with each pregnancy.

AnxietyForever Wed 25-Oct-17 08:35:42

Thank you all. I actually fell asleep last night and have woken up and feel ok so far. I will keep an eye out but so far it seems to have calmed down smile

LadyRenoir Wed 25-Oct-17 11:33:41

I sometimes have days with very few, and some when they are a lot more frequent. Im 26 weeks now and at first I thought something was wrong, but they seemed to have calmed down smile

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