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Is there a such thing as TOO MANY Braxton Hicks??

I am only 20 weeks pregnant with twins (my 3rd pregnancy over all). and I have been feeling little braxton hicks from very early on, about 9 weeks. But just yesterday after I started getting them REALLY OFTEN. Like maybe atleast 3 times in an hour. They don't hurt, but can definitely tell when i'm having one whether I am active or just lounging on the couch. I know getting these are your body's way for preparing you for labor and all that jazz, but at 20 weeks I don't want to be preparing for anything yet!! lol Never had this problem with my two singletons.

 
Ctink8189

Asked by Ctink8189 at 10:32 AM on Nov. 6, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i got them ALOT with my 3rd too! but they would go away when i sat down, or taper off anyway. you really need to start counting if you're having them while just relaxing on the couch. but yea, i think we might get them more frequently with subsequent pregnancies. atleast that was the case for me. i would have them everyday with my 3rd! we're also more active because we have the other two kids to take care of. lots of activity can bring them on.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 11:03 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • ^^ afternoon*
    Ctink8189

    Comment by Ctink8189 (original poster) at 10:34 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I don't know what a braxton hick is, I'm interested in hearing more about them lol
    Dark-N-Prego

    Answer by Dark-N-Prego at 10:35 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • They are small, (usually) painless uterine contractions that can happen throughout the pregnancy. I've had them plenty with my previous pregnancies, but never this often until I hit the very end of my pregnancy. Heres a link if you want to read up more on them http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/laborbasics/a/bhctx.htm
    Ctink8189

    Comment by Ctink8189 (original poster) at 10:39 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • oh ok. thanks :)
    Dark-N-Prego

    Answer by Dark-N-Prego at 10:40 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

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