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braxton Hicks? Do they eventually start to hurt?

I have like 15 contractions during the day and night. Of course they are irregular and are not overly painful but sometimes they do take my breath away and they make my knees and back hurt. I also feel pain in my lower abdomen. I dont remember feeling Braxton Hicks hurt so bad with my first. I am also leaking alot more fluids, i think it is discharge, but it gushes out when i get up and after i pee. The baby also moves alot more now. I am 36 weeks. Could it just be my body getting ready? It has been going on for a few days. Mostly over the weekend. I also have a slight icth down there.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • It s just your body getting ready, each pregnancy is different. Braxton Hicks do get worse as far as pain go until eventually you're in labor. I've got 4 children and I had them close together. My BH were awfull but I just had to deal with them. They were painfull for about a month before I went into labor. Just try to stay hydrated and go to the bathroom often because any extra pressure will make ethem come on more frequently... Good luck :)

    Answer by Shyma at 1:57 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • When i would get really active (aka house cleaning and what not) after 6 months i would get braxton hicks, they would get uncomfortable but never painful. Hope this helps.

    Answer by zoozleroo at 2:14 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Make sure the slight itch isn't a yeast infection. Braxton hicks can hurt. They are real contractions, but with them being irregular is why they're called "False Labor". They can very much hurt just like any other labor contraction would though. Run this all by your doctor though. You can never be too careful, but it does sound like your body is just gearing up.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:18 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

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