My contractions had been coming pretty normal and were getting stronger, till about last friday, they pretty much stopped i would have MAYBE one a day. Last night they came back like before but stronger and a lot more (but only 15 mins apart). So far today since i been up i had three, what is going on? Oh I am 39 weeks, have lost my plug, at my last visit i was thinned, the cervix were soft and i was at a 1. and the head is very low or "dropped down" is what my doctor told me and that was monday. I do know you can be at a one for weeks before labor but my contractions have me thinking why are they doing that?Answer Question
Your body and baby are getting ready for labor. I wouldn't call you "in labor" just yet but definitely getting close. Are your contractions painful? If not, they are probably just Braxton Hicks. Those mimic regular contractions but aren't really painful, don't really have a pattern, and don't last that long. It is your uterus getting prepared. Good luck. Hang in there. You are close. Its hard to say wether it will be tonight or next week.
I had BH contractions and began dilating and effacing around 34 weeks. I gradually dilated more and more until I went into real labor at 38 weeks already 4-5 cm and 100% effaced. Labor was quick, for me. Good luck. Go for walks, eat and drink well, rest, and enjoy those special last days. :)
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