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March 3rd, 2013, 09:56 AM
MarylandMama's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Twice yesterday I experienced what felt like really long lasting Braxton hicks but with PAIN. The first time was after DTD and the second was after anchor and a half of packing boxes. I could feel my uterus get really hard and stay that way or about 5 mins and really hurt, especially on the underside of my belly. Has anyone else experienced this? If it hadn't gone away both times, I would have called my midwife. Since it did go away, I figured things are ok. Has anyone else experienced this? I have an appointment on Friday, so I will mention it then, but thought I would check with you ladies in the meantime.
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March 3rd, 2013, 10:33 AM
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I had repeat ones last night. They did not last 5 minutes though. I know they are normal. (I did have PT last pregnancy though so I worried) I drank 20 ounces of fluid and laid down for the evening. I understand that if they discontinue with fluid and laying down it is fine.

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March 3rd, 2013, 10:41 AM
Joanne Nicole's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I've had some braxton hicks that have lasted several minutes and are uncomfortable almost to the point of being painful, but not quite. I think you're right though, as long as they go away and aren't regular then you're fine. You probably just overdid it a little bit. Definitely check with your midwife though.

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March 3rd, 2013, 12:32 PM
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I have had them... I got worried and was checked for dialation at my last appointment and I wasn't dialated at all. I was told to call if I got more than 4 in an hour. And to try and avoid the activities that seem to cause them or take frequent breaks to rest!
JaxonJocelyn Gabriel Grayson and Scarlett

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March 4th, 2013, 07:54 AM
Kalynas_Mom's Avatar Super Mommy
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I've had them as well. alot of ones that aren't painful but on Saturday I did WAY too much heavy lifting and I had to lay down in the afternoon because I got quite a few painful ones. I think as long as they don't persist it's fine but take it easy packing boxes!!
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August 8th 2012, 7 weeks
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