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How do you calm down braxton hicks contractions??

I am 30 weeks pregnant and extremely uncomfortable. Compared to my last pregnancy, it has been a long, rough road. I have had braxton hicks since about 12 weeks. They get stronger week by week and since my uterus is growing, I get more uncomfortable. Is there something I could do to not only prevent them, but when I do get them, for them to calm down?

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Asked by AmandaAwesome at 8:48 PM on Mar. 2, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • drink more water to help prevent them

    warm baths & changing positions to help calm them down.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Drink some water and lay down on your left side. Also, try taking a bath!

    Good Luck!

    Answer by Courtney610 at 8:54 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I agree, warm bath and lay down on your left side. It helped everytime for me.
    Good luck and early congrats on your baby!

    Answer by Marix3 at 9:03 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Drink some water, take a warm bath & you can lay on either side(left or right)

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • WATER! And lay on your left side, relax. ;)

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 9:16 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Rest and hydrate - anything that doesn't have a huge amount of sugar or caffeine is good!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • ok everybody keeps saying WATER... Well mine started at 13 weeks and WATER didn't help at all my doc kept saying water and I told her then she would have to hook an Iv up because I am drinking as much as I can.. I drank so much I didn't gain any weight because I couldn't eat much I was full of water.. So finally she told me gateraid (spelling?) it has worked soo much better.. I wasn't keeping water in but this helps so much has calmed them right down to where I only have maybe 1 every couple hours b4 it was sometimes every 10 mins.. also I get up and move which helps to. sitting around seems to make them come more... hope this helps.. gl

    Answer by randilinn at 9:38 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

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