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So last night for about 2 hours I had contractions that were about 6 minutes apart lasting about 45 seconds to 1 minute 15 seconds. I didnt call the doctor because the contractions didnt get more intense, weren't painful, and I had three that had more time in between (two that were 9 minutes apart and one that was 14 minutes apart).
I am guessing these were BH. The feeling I got was just tightening/hardening of my stomach and some lower pelvic pressure.
After dinner DH and I went for a walk and the contractions went away, I had maybe 3 or 4 the rest of the night.
Is this normal BH contractions? If BH are consistent like this, but arent painful are we supposed to call the doctor?
I also don't know but they sound more like BH to me since they aren't terribly regular and did go away. My doc and L&D class teacher said pain isn't the indicator as much as consistency and timing and intensity.
It is a variation of normal, but you should always call your doc/mw if you're not sure about things
It's pretty normal to have braxton-hicks get regular in the evening, then putter out, in the final weeks of pregnancy. Sometimes they get intense and this is what a lot of women call "prodromal labor" -- I don't like that term because it makes it sound sort of pointless when it's not. It is doing something to get your body ready
If it makes getting rest at night hard, take extra naps during the day/early evening if you can as you do want to be well-rested.
I had this with my last baby pretty consistently for a couple of weeks and the night that things finally started happening I had a baby in my arms within just a few hours Not saying that's what always happens, but don't doubt that your body is doing important work just because it's not "the real thing"