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Labour or Braxton Hicks?

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Christmastree43 · 26/06/2020 02:03


I am 39w exactly. Since about 5pm this evening I've had regularish pains. On average every 10 minutes lasting about 1 minute. The pain is like period pains but comes in a wave, it hasn't really got any worse since it started. I have to breathe through and stand up and rock, it's about a 6.5/10 pain wise I'd say. Pain is in uterus and feels like I need to poo

The pain seems to be worse when I'm sitting or lying down. It can be caused by the baby moving. If I sit on the loo or sit up in bed it makes the pain continue for longer than 1 min.

I don't know if it's relevant but obviously it's really hot and I have drank a lot this evening (probably four pints of water since 5.30 and a big glass of apple juice plus ice lollies) and have barely peed and pee was very yellow.

Is this labour or BH? Should I put thr TENS machine on? Any tips for getting to sleep or am I dreaming there 🤣 I am shattered already!

Thanks so much for any info. Scary times!

OP posts:
annlee3817 · 26/06/2020 04:31

Definitely sounds like the start of early labour, Braxton Hicks are meant to be painless. I remember having irregular period like aches about an hour or two before it all kicked off :) fingers crossed for you OP

Christmastree43 · 26/06/2020 05:10

Thank you for the reply @annlee3817 yes it has turned out to definitely be labour!! At about 2.30am it ramped up to 1min contractions every 3 mins and I had a bloody show so have since called the hospital.

Fingers crossed its quick and easy from here on in (I should be so lucky Grin)

OP posts:
MrsCl19 · 26/06/2020 06:05

Good luck op! Keep moving if you can!

SpillTheTeaa · 26/06/2020 06:29

Ooh how exciting! Honestly it's crazy how fast things can change isn't it?! Hope you're okay OP and not in too much pain

ttigerlilly · 26/06/2020 07:19

Good luck OP Flowers

Beau2020 · 26/06/2020 07:25

Good luck!! Hope you have a safe birth xx

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee · 26/06/2020 07:27

Ooh, that's really exciting!! Hope things go smoothly, best of luck!

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