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What does it mean you are having irregular contractions??

Does this mean that you will have you LO soon??


Asked by LiLJeni at 3:19 AM on Oct. 24, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Maybe you will-- but usually it's the regular ones that say labor / baby time.

    These contractions can mean the same as what braxton hicks contractions mean.
    hormonal surges, practice, fetal movement, full bladder, dehydrated, undernourished, fatigued, stressed, anxious, whatever...

    If you feel that timing is relevant you can do that.
    Check out for help with timing-- it's pretty great!

    Good luck!

    Answer by doulala at 3:41 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Your uterus contracts throughout your pregnancy. Sometimes you feel it, sometimes you don't. It is getting toned up and ready for the big marathon. It may or may not mean that labor is imminent. It's really not related to labor, unless they become regular.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:23 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • I think it does... I think it just means your body is getting ready for the big day.

    Answer by fluppyducky at 3:21 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Thank you guys

    Comment by LiLJeni (original poster) at 3:42 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • :-)

    When are you due?
    How long have you been having these irregular contractions? (hours? days?)

    Answer by doulala at 3:44 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • They originally said November 15th but now they are thinking more like the 5th(this whole pregnancy has been nothing but lots of confusion for me) and I have been having them for a little over a week now.

    Comment by LiLJeni (original poster) at 3:47 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • it means your uterus is preparing for labor

    Answer by lovebunny82709 at 4:05 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • A due date is the mid-point within the average (estimated) due period (38-42 weeks).
    So you are due for a Month, really~ this can help to let go and allow some room...
    Best wishes!

    Answer by doulala at 10:31 AM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Braxton Hicks contractions are false labor contractions, it does not mean you are going to go into labor soon in every womens case.


    Answer by Mama2BabyTaurus at 2:24 PM on Oct. 24, 2010