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when is it "one too many" braxton hicks?

No pain in front, just some dull back pain and my stomach tightens up and it kinda takes my breath away. Suggestions? Insight?

 
randibosin

Asked by randibosin at 7:35 PM on Dec. 20, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (11)
  • yeah, that sounds like gas or reflux. Try some mint gum with your gas ex!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:44 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • how many weeks are you ?
    countrygirl06

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 7:37 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • How far along are you?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:37 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I will be 34 weeks on wednesday.
    randibosin

    Comment by randibosin (original poster) at 7:39 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Well, you could be a little dehydrated. When they get frequent try drinking a glass of water and laying down for a little bit.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:40 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Im also having lots of upper abdomen and upper back pain (which I think is gas) so I took a gas x to see if maybe this will subside everything im feeling? Idk!
    randibosin

    Comment by randibosin (original poster) at 7:41 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Mint gum huh?
    randibosin

    Comment by randibosin (original poster) at 7:47 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • You can never have too many as long as they are not actual contractions.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:14 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I agree that it's not a problem as long as they aren't real contractions. I would try drinking a lot and resting because dehydration can cause them. My first labor started with BH contractions that came every 10-15 minutes, it lasted about 6 hours before any real contractions came. I don't know how common that is, but I might call the doctor if they're coming regularly and don't go away after several hours and lots of fluids.
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 8:23 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Stomach tightening is probably false labor if they become regular, meaning they are exactly so many minutes between each contraction and last for 1.5 minutes from start to finish and they do not go away when you drink water and lay down then they could be preterm labor. At 34 weeks pregnant you will want to start watching for this. I thought I was having false labor with my 2nd son and I was actually in preterm labor having contraction 5 minutes apart and didn't even know it. I thought I was having 4 to 5 contraction an hour. I was wrong. My dr always told me to go in to get monitored if I ever felt concerned. Good luck!!
    ChristyW3

    Answer by ChristyW3 at 8:24 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

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