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BH every 10 minutes

I am having Braxton's every 10 minutes, they do not go away when I move. I am currently bed bound b/c of physical injury so I can not get up and walk. I have had this a LOT during my pregnancy, on and off, including cramping and pressure. My OBGYN usually dismisses it. I have an appointment on the 11th. I am 29 weeks 4 days.

Your opinion?


Asked by mistical_me at 10:54 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (9)
  • I would say if they are deep all-over contractions with a LOT of pressure then call. Otherwise, drink more fluids, relax and see if you can relax them away. If they increase in pain or pressure at all or if they get closer together then call for sure. I have similar pains with my pregnancies but they go away eventually. I also walk around almost half dilated for several weeks near the due date. I think the contractions I have actually start dilating me, but only when there's pressure. That's how I know it's a real contraction and not just a pain.

    Answer by ACL2007 at 11:04 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Drink some water and if they continue to be in a pattern then you need to call.

    Answer by mommy2xp at 11:05 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • I don't think that is normal for Braxton Hicks but I'm not a doctor. I would call the OBGYN office and call the emergency pager if they have one to get a real doc's opinion.

    Answer by Mrsorr at 10:57 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Chances are you're normal, but If something feels off, no matter how silly you feel or how afraid you are your doctor will tell you to ignore it or that you're overreacting, get it checked out. Better feel foolish now than sorry later.

    Answer by EdwinsMommy at 10:58 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Anything thats every 10 mins or every any time could be contractions if they don't go away call the doctor asap, since you are only 29 weeks! Labor starts out far apart then gets closer give'em a call better to be safe thats what they are there for. Good luck!

    Answer by letlovegrow2524 at 10:58 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • BH contractions tend to get more intense and frequent when you're dehydrated. Drink some water and if it's possible get up and take a warm bath and see if that helps. If they continue then call your care provider.

    Answer by jupiter84 at 12:30 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I would be trying to get rid of them on my own---
    Is this your first baby?

    Answer by doulala at 1:13 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I have BH contractions regularly all the time. I was having them every 3-4 minutes for a while one night, but relaxing, drinking some cold water and laying on my left side helped to make them go away. It doesn't hurt to call your OB and let them know what's going on. They may have advice or concerns. GL!

    Answer by BisketLiss at 3:15 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • i would call your doctor just in case

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 5:16 PM on Apr. 6, 2011