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how do i stop bad contractions

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Asked by kate001 at 10:15 PM on Dec. 20, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Uh... You go to the hospital?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Dec. 20, 2009

  • Are you close to your due date? If you are, it could be labor. Try to get some rest...drink alot of water, being dehydrated can cause bad braxton hicks or preterm labor. Change position, take a warm shower. Have someone rub your back for you, go for a walk. If you are laying around, get up and move, if you are up and moving, go lay down. Sometimes change in positions will help calm braxton hicks by doing the oposit of what you are doing can sometimes help. If it is labor though, nothing will make them go away, just coping will be what you beed to do. Unless your Dr has told you to, there really isnt any need to go to the hospital right when they start, all they will do is monitor you and tell you to go home unless youa re about 3-4 cm, it will just be a waste untill you get to that point. Unless your Dr has areason to want you there earlier, he would have told you though if he did. Good luck.

    Answer by AK_aries at 10:26 PM on Dec. 20, 2009

  • If you aren't due soon, then you should probably call your dr/midwife. If you are close and you think it's labor, try to relax. Tensing up makes them hurt more. I found laying down to make it worse. Walking helped me. Ooohh, and a hot shower or bath made them almost completely painless. But once again, if you aren't due soon, I'd call your Dr.

    Answer by earthmama727 at 2:12 AM on Dec. 21, 2009

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