With DC3 I had very strong Braxton Hicks for weeks before he was born. Some evenings they were so strong and coming so regularly that I thought it was labour! Dc3 was 14 days late...... That isn't what you want to hear is it?!
DS (2nd baby) BH from 27wks onwards, strong ones at 38wks, regular, every 4-5 mins. Went into hospital, nothing, whatsoever was happening so home again. Ds arrived at 41+6, 'elective section' hospital chose it due to previous section 14mths earlier!
I will try and drink more. It does seem to be worse in certain positions, and definately at certain times of day. Sawthe MW today who said BH are good for keeping bllood flowing well to placenta. Hadn't heard that before, but I guess its nice to think that they are doing something positive, if not actually bringing delivery any closer!