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Can Braxtin Hicks contractions lead to real contractions.

I didnt have any with my 1st pregnancy so this part is new to me. Thanx


Asked by Ronnies_Girl at 10:14 PM on Nov. 25, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Well, BH contractions are real, they just don't cause your cervix to dilate or efface because they are basically weak and unorganized. I had very frequent and strong BH contractions beginning at about 20 weeks. I would keep a running list of them every day, and whenever they started getting regular or too close together, I called my midwife and they had me come in to get checked. But I'm talking like every 5 minutes for several hours. If you are having them inconsistently they are really not a cause for concern.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 10:18 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • yes it can but not really much to worry about i even got sent home for 3 days when i started with my son lol .. they finally kept me when i was screaming saying cut me open get him out lol

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 10:15 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • Braxton Hicks contractions | BabyCenter

    Nov 23, 2008 ... How to recognize these painless uterine contractions that happen throughout pregnancy. - 118k

    Answer by vbruno at 1:05 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • my braxton hicks are not painless at all. They are very uncomfortable and sometimes I"ll have them all evening. they dont kill me or take my breath away but painless?? I think not.

    Answer by peppermintkathy at 4:45 AM on Nov. 26, 2008