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are braxton hicks suppose to be this painful? and anyone got any cures

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mrsjammi Mon 09-Nov-09 19:06:22

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CantThinkofFunnyName Mon 09-Nov-09 19:29:56

MrsJammi - I'm 31+4 and have been having painful BH since about 1pm today. Not regular and not soooooo painful that I think they might be proper contractions, but ooooh, I just want to have a bath and bed. DH is out, 2 kids here to look after - boo hoo.

Also have quite debilitating SPD, am on crutches etc so totally feel your frustration and pain.

FWIW, I had painful BH throughout both previous pregnancies - many many "false labours". Nobody told me there was such a thing as Braxton Hicks before!

mrsjammi Mon 09-Nov-09 19:35:53

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Weegle Mon 09-Nov-09 19:41:11

I'm 29+4 with twins (second pg) and I'm now regularly having bouts of taking-my-breath-away BH's. Several times each day I find myself thinking "am I in labour?!" just for them to subside. I didn't experience anything like this with DS. I've posted on here before and as far as I can tell it's normal. However I am having another obstetrican appt on Thurs and am going to ask - as they literally stop me in my tracks. And I'm another one on crutches and I'm sure I look like a right nutter stood huge belly on crutches deep breathing glazing over! grin

quirkychick Tue 10-Nov-09 17:37:48

I am 29+5 I had horrible fluey/cold last wk so you absolutely have my sympathies (at one point they thought it was swine flu) and my BH were much worse. I know exactly what you mean about the coughing, that triggered some BH too - I coughed so much I was sick and had terrible rib pains.

I think if you are tired/dehydrated they can be more frequent. Luckily, mine aren't painful but I often get a weird sensation of feeling a bit faint/heady just before they come. Also, they are worse in the evenings.

I don't remember them being so obvious with dd but perhaps I'm just more aware of them.

Don't you just love being pregnant?

mrsjammi Tue 10-Nov-09 19:22:36

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HumphreyCobbler Tue 10-Nov-09 19:37:47

My bx were much more painful when my baby was back to back. She moved at about 38 weeks and the difference to the way I felt was incredible. I don't know if that would make any difference at your stage though, but thought it worth mentioning.

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