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Braxton hicks contractions question (how much is too much?

I'm 31 weeks pregnant and have been having BH contractions for the past hr. I though it was b/c I also have 2 toddlers and maybe I was doing too much so I sat down. Still had them. I'm drinking water now so maybe they will let up. But I was wondering how do I know if I'm having too many and to go to the doctor or hospital? They aren't painful just annoying and they happen mostly when she kicks like crazy lol.

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Asked by DaGoodLife at 4:32 PM on Jun. 21, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Take 2 tylenol and relax for an hour and if they don't let up call your dr

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 4:37 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • Lay on ur left side after you drink the water for an hour,also put a heating pad on ur back and if that dont help go in

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:46 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • If they aren't hurting, it's not time to go to the hospital. I had them the other night 5-10 minutes apart for 2 hours, but they weren't hurting and I was able to finally go to sleep - I knew if I could sleep through them, it wasn't real labor!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • i found that laying down made it easier for my uterus to relax. drinking water is good too mama! i know what it is like to be pregnant with a few kids to take care of. try to take it easy, 31 weeks is still early! good luck to you and your family :)

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:58 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • have your dh stop at a health food store and get you a calcium magnesium supplement for the cramping. it might help, and it won't hurt : )

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:59 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • Thank you mamas! They are already slowing down. Thanks for all your suggestions!

    Answer by DaGoodLife at 5:04 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • I have them to stay hydrated and lie on left side is what I do.

    Answer by whistlemom3 at 5:41 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • I had the same problem the other day, I am 32 weeks. My midwife suggested a bath or massage. My SO gave me a massage and they stopped.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

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