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May 17th, 2011, 06:33 PM
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For those of you that get them. How often? Once a week? Once a day? Several times a day? And how many? Any pattern to them, like what your activity level (or babys activity level) is?
I just started getting them, and I dont like it. Its not painful, its just tight and actually feels hard to breathe during them...which makes me think some of that is actually the baby pushing upward? im not really sure. I've honestly never had a problem with BH. I know if theres more than 4 an hour to call the dr...but i was just curious as to how often others get them.
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May 17th, 2011, 07:00 PM
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I've been feeling them often this pregnancy. It's actually on my list of things to talk to the dr about at my next appt. I feel several a day.
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May 17th, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Every time I go pee and every time I stand up from sitting.
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May 17th, 2011, 07:38 PM
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I get a couple a day - completely random, no patterns. They aren't painful, and I can def. breathe, but they aren't comfortable either.
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May 17th, 2011, 08:04 PM
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Mine are sporadic. Sometimes just a couple a day, sometimes 10 a day. I get more when I haven't been drinking enough or have been doing too much. Today I had 2 during my NST but no pattern and just tightening. This baby is really low too and her head is pushing against my cervix but it's still nice and long so I'm not worried. They are more annoying than anything.
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May 17th, 2011, 08:04 PM
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I get them almost daily, most often after eating a big dinner. My husband seems to notice before I do. He thinks it's cool.
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May 17th, 2011, 08:07 PM
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If I have them, I don't notice them... What do they feel like? ;-;
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May 17th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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I have them a lot during the day .... never the same time though. Sometimes I have gotten close to calling the doc ,but never did
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May 18th, 2011, 05:01 AM
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I feel them several times a day. I'm not sure what triggers them or how often they come because I don't keep track unless I think they're coming too often. I plan to bring this up with my dr tomorrow. They are verrry uncomfortable though and annoying. How much "practice" does the uterus need?? I personally think its had enough, I know I have.
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May 18th, 2011, 07:35 AM
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all day long.

and here they don't care if you get 20 an hour, so long as they don't form a pattern longer then 2 hours.

so I could get 4+ an hour for 1 hour, then if they slow down the next hour they dont' want to see me. it's the pattern that lasts that is what's important.
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May 18th, 2011, 07:42 AM
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If I have them, I don't notice them... What do they feel like? ;-;
I find them uncomfortable but not painful. Sometimes they make me feel really full(like I just ate an entire Thanksgiving turkey kind of full) even if I haven't had a thing. You know that Ugh-my pants are waaaay too tight feeling?
My husband is constantly rubbing my belly which is why he notices so quickly. He says my entire abdomen becomes hard like a basketball.
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May 18th, 2011, 07:45 AM
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Lately, I have been having BH since 25 weeks everyday and I plan to discuss them with my doctor on Thursday, they always go away when I sit down to rest or lay down....
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If I have them, I don't notice them... What do they feel like? ;-;
For me my entire belly and back gets really tight, and if I'm standing my belly feels really heavy. It doesn't hurt, it's just uncomfortable.
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May 18th, 2011, 09:20 AM
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I get them all the time. I also have an irritable uterus, so like yesterday for instance I had contractions every 2 min for about an hour or so. Dunno if these were braxton, but either way. They do suck.
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May 18th, 2011, 11:18 AM
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All day long like Ro. They aren't painful, just not pleasant.
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May 18th, 2011, 12:07 PM
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i used to have them a TON - so bad i went to triage. but.... nothing came of them. my doc is like RO - it isnt so much that you have 6 (mine says 6) in hour, it is more if they form a pattern or get progressively worse.

lately i haven't been getting them quite as badly but i ALWAYS get them after i am doing using the bathroom.

while mine arent exactly painful, they are VERY uncomfy and take my breath away. they also give me heart palpitations.
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May 18th, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Every time I go pee and every time I stand up from sitting.
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May 18th, 2011, 03:17 PM
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Mine aren't horrible. I just started getting them. Mine are usually accompanied by a dull achy sensation, like my insides are sore. I talked to the doctor, and he said that the baby might be right side up, but not the case because we had a sono done. it was just my muscles stretching apparently. I try to relax and take some tylenol for the pain, haha!
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May 18th, 2011, 06:20 PM
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I get them SO much. I don't remember getting them like this with my other babies. Pretty much all activity, standing, when I'm stressed, sometimes when sleeping. It's ridiculous! I know it will be very easy to put myself into labor when the time comes.
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