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Braxton Hicks Contractions

i keep getting Braxton Hicks Contractions, when will the real ones come?? im 39 weeks and 2days

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • any time...
    are these BH contractions coming regularly?
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 10:41 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • When ever you go into labor.... BH contractions are just a fact of life all throughout pregnancy. You can have them right up until real labor starts, but there really isn't any way to say when the real ones will kick in. If you are 39 weeks...I'm gonna bet labor isn't too far away. Just be patient.

    abbynzachsmommy

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 10:42 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • they come and go
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • if you have more then 4 an hr you should go to L&D just because they dont hurt doesnt mean they arent real contractions some womens contractions dont hurt till they are 6cm or more dialated so yeah more then 4 an hr go to the hospital
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Come and go? Then they're probably trying to work into labor contractions. That can take hours or weeks, you never know...
    Try to drink plenty of water, eat healthy snacks and stay rested.
    If you think you can start timing them, see what you get.

    (*I disagree w/ 4 in an hour as an indication that it's Time. I use the 4-1-1 Rule which means 4 minutes apart-- they're frequent by then.)
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 10:54 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • i went to my dr today and she told me im still at 1cm
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • braxton hicks aren't only practice contractions, they are preparing your body for L&D. Usually the BH will dilate you and help prepare your cervix. Sounds like you don't have very long to go. (braxton hicks are usually felt to begin with around 22 weeks in second time mothers, and later in first time mothers.)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on Sep. 17, 2009

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