I posted a while back about how 'early' in this pg I've had BH's. Well now (29 weeks with twins) I'm getting about 3-4 episodes of them a day where I physically am stopped by them and have to concentrate on breathing - they are really flipping uncomfortable. My friend yesterday who witnessed this said I glazed over - I simply couldn't carry on the conversation they were that strong. I saw the consultant today and completely forgot to ask - am seeing him again next week but just wondered if this is ok? Has anyone else experienced them like this? Since coming home and realising I forgot to ask I've become a little paranoid as when talking about my c-section date (36 wks) he said, "well my money's on you not getting that far" - and it took me so by surprise that I didn't say "why?!". And now I'm paranoid that I'm going to go in to premature labour.
I started getting BH at about 20 weeks and they slowy got stronger as the weeks went by. By the time I was 30 weeks I was getting them really strongly every day. I think DH got sick of me telling him I thought I was going into labour early.
Every time I saw the midwife or consultant I would tell them how strong they were fully expecting them to say that they shouldn't be like that, but they all just said it was normal and a good sign that my body was just getting itself geared up for labour.
I never went into labour myself as I was induced at 38 weeks because of gestational diabetes, but by that time they were strong enough that I spent a couple of nights pacing the house convinced I was in labour and then gutted the next day when nothing had happened.
I know its easier said than done but try not to worry too much.
I had these with dd3,they started at about 26wks.But by the time i was 33wks i was having loads and couldnt move or breathe when they happened.DD3 was born 1 day early, with her sisters i had to be induced and never had any BH.i know lots of ladies who had them and not had early labours.
Hi, I can sympathise! I never had any with my DS. But 2nd time round, they started this week (24 weeks) and are very very painful. Although I knew it wasn't labour contractions I did worry as I was doubled over and couldn't move. My husband ran in asking me what the problem was. They kept coming in waves and I couldn't speak through them.
Glad to hear from everyone else that this doesn't mean that they signify an early as my imagination has been running riot. Today I've had 2 lots of BH already so wondering if this is to be a daily event now. I'll mention it to my midwife next week but I'm sure she'll just say not to worry, it's normal.