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This is my fourth baby but the first time I've ever gotten BH contractions. They don't generally hurt, but they are very uncomfortable. I know they are just BH because I get a couple at a time, and then they stop. What is odd is that one actually woke me up this morning. Is this normal? I am a little weirded out because this is the first time I've ever experienced them, they started at 17 weeks, and now they wake me up at night. I want to make sure it is all normal!
Mine started at 12 weeks, but mostly stopped at 20 weeks. I still get them, but only once in a while. Mine hurt! I know Jess has been getting them as well. I assume it's normal, my OB said it is, but you should still mention it to your OB. I think the problem occurs when they hurt, are consitent, or cause dilation. Good luck!!
With my second son I started getting BH contractions early, at around 14 or 15 weeks. By my 20 week scan I was worried because sometimes I couldn't keep doing what I was doing through them...so I saw my ob. He confirmed they were in fact BH contractions and not to worry (I worried because I went into labor at 31 weeks with my first son). He felt the reason they hurt was the pressure they would put on some nerve? I don't remember exactly now.
Do you just feel them in front? My doctor always said as long as you don't feel them roll around to your back, or roll from back to front, it is likely just BH.
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They don't have to hurt . But if they are changing your cervix there is a problem. My instructions are if I get 5 in an hour I am to lay down and drink water. If I get 5 more I go to the hospital. It kind of depends on if they are consistent and if they are doing anything to your cervix. If you lay down and they go away you are probably ok but still something to mention. My doctor doesn't go with the "they have to hurt" theory. He has had ladies 7 cm dilated without a painful contraction just "BH" so you just never know. Most likely its nothing to fret about but still worth a mention to the dr IMO. Sorry they are waking you up at night.
Thanks for your responses! I think I'm only feeling them at the front (it's hard to tell since my back has been hurting almost constantly). I just wasn't sure if being woken up by them was normal. My word, they suck. It is so uncomfortably and it feels like my bladder will get squeezed right out of my body. Sorry if that's TMI! I get them no matter what position I am in, BTW. They don't seem to have anything to do with activity.
I just called my doctor this morning about this. . This past weekend I was having them really bad,,,, Braxton Hicks / Contractions ??? But she ordered me some meds to calm my uterus down.. But that could be some were very painful and I am still only 30 weeks and want to hang on at least 4 more weeks