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So GP, midwife and doula all saying my chronic Braxton Hicks are a good sign...

(8 Posts)
Picante Tue 21-Jul-09 12:35:48

At 36 weeks I can't walk into the kitchen without them kicking off, lasting for hours.

Does it mean I will not go overdue? Or does it mean I'll have a super-quick pain-free labour?

Either option would be good thanks. wink

LuluMaman Tue 21-Jul-09 12:37:56

you uterus will be so fabulously well toned and prepared, your baby will simply fly out ...

tiredandgrumpy Tue 21-Jul-09 12:41:17

They're just humouring you I'm afraid. Still, not a bad sign. Just make sure you get plenty of rest - I had these, went a week overdue & in the last week got little sleep because they were really painful. Shattered by the time ds bothered to make a move.

Picante Tue 21-Jul-09 12:53:57


tiredandgrumpy Wed 22-Jul-09 18:52:06

Sorry - was probably too negative. I think they're telling you not to go into the kitchen.

Picante Thu 23-Jul-09 18:02:08

Lol. Probably, seeing as I'm going in there quite frequently to eat!

rainbowdays Thu 23-Jul-09 21:17:05

Sounds like "irritable uterus" there have been a few threads on this here on the past so you might find help there. I had it, with contractions as soon as I started moving at all from 33 weeks. horrible. Had it on 2 out of three of my pregnancies. Just make sure you keep well hydrated, and don't expect it to make labour any different - sorry!

For me the worst place I could be was in Tesco's. worst contractions ever whenever I was there, but being your kitchen will be a bit more awkward for you winkgrin

nellie12 Thu 23-Jul-09 21:27:04

poor you I had them for a month beforehand. Paracetamol helped and the labour was quick and uncomplicated if thats any comfort. - which you need with an irritable uterus wink

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