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iv called my dr and am waiting for him to call back but i wanted to ask here anyways so dont tell me to call the dr i have.
im 31weeks and have been having braxton hicks for the last few days nothing big but today iv had several and over the last 2hours iv had about 4 and they are actually kind of painful.
can braxton hicks be painful or could i actually be having some real contractions?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Braxton hicks can be painful.. but it's a good thing that you have called the dr. they will tell you what you need to do.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:16 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • bh can be painful as noted above... BUT real contraction get 1. closer and closer together... 2. stronger and more intense AND do not subside when laying down and drinking water...

    i would try resting and drinking lots of water see if they spread out.

    Answer by mommy-2-3 at 6:43 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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