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Contractions.

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Im 38 weeks and i started having contractions last saturday but they were hours apart and didnt last that long. Throughout the past week ive had them but not as strong. Yesterday i had them when one set was 1.5 apart and each lasted about 5 minutes and then 45 minutes apart a few hrs later, but i havent had any today. Is that normal? And is there anything that can help the contractions come closer together? I know the baby will come out when she is ready but im just curious. Thanks

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Mandalxl

Asked by Mandalxl at 1:24 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Sex, walking, and other things can help start labor. I had contractions near the end with my daughter. Not completely like yours, but off and on. Nothing big. I failed my stress test too.If I didn't drink enough water, walked too much, or held it when I had to go pee I'd have contractions.Also if I became too stressed out. I'd start having contractions.

    elly25

    Answer by elly25 at 1:28 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • every pregnancy can be different, so what your body does is "normal"
    with my twins i had a lot of irregular contraction for several days before they were actually born!
    you can go for walks, have sex, clean your home one last time!
    i recommend getting as much rest as possible, because you never know what your nights will be like soon!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:30 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Sounds normal. With my last baby I had contractions 3-4 min apart for about 4 hrs and then they just stopped! I didnt have until 12 days later when I was induced lol
    KaRaBaSsEtT

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 1:32 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Sounds like maybe braxton hicks, I would go to the ER with my second son and that is what was happenin with me.. also another thing i found out if your dehydrated it can induce labor too.
    BobbieJo286

    Answer by BobbieJo286 at 1:48 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Sounds like Braxton Hicks contractions.
    HotMama330

    Answer by HotMama330 at 1:59 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

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