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How long are they supposed to last?

I'm just curious...I don't remember having all these Braxton Hicks contractions with my 4 yr long does each contraction usually last? I had one not too long ago that lasted a full two minutes...I was starting to think labor had started but it went away lol...also do you feel kind of a shortness of breath and a little neck pain when you have them? Thanx mama's


Asked by Lucky209 at 5:30 PM on May. 14, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It's been a while, but I remember them being more frequent and intense with my second than they ever were with my first.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:38 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • im not sure how long they are supposed to last mine usually are 30 sec. to a minute i suppose but they do hurt an sometimes im short of breath depending on how im sitting. i do know when they start getting closer together thats a sure sign labor is coming. good luck!

    Answer by akalei at 5:39 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • yjeu last from around 6th months for most people till the end

    Answer by momtobe522 at 8:29 PM on May. 14, 2011