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34 weeks

im 34 weeks i'll be 35 tuesday. ieve been haveing really bad craps they fill like period craps but 20x wrose. they start yesterday at 8 and about 45 to and hr apart. and end between them i fill vary week. i couldnt sleep at all last night because of them ieve. does any one know what the pain ir or how to help/ make them stop

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Asked by dunaganbaby at 9:47 PM on Dec. 11, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • They sound like contractions.... i would go see ur doctor and if they get closer i would go to the er....i had to get meds at 31 weeks to stop mine...

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Sounds as though it is braxton hicks..your body getting ready for labor. I would suggest taking a warm bath..if they go away, it is BH. Drink plenty of water..sometimes dehydration causes cramping.

    Answer by Dani32 at 9:50 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I would say they sound like BH or extreme gas pains (which is crazy but I had them). If you are stressing about them, you should call your doctors office.

    Answer by reflect1light at 10:34 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Braxton Hicks contractions get stronger as you get further along. It's very common for them to be quite painful in the final weeks and often women confuse them with the real thing if they are strong enough. Real contractions will not go away no matter what you do. Braxton Hicks can be stopped by taking a warm shower, drinking lots of water, getting rest, and or changing positions (walking if you lying down, lying down if you were walking,etc). They can also be brought on by over exerting yourself. Real contractions will be steady and will grow closer together. BH will be irregular and may not get closer. If you have ANY concerns that your contractions are real labor and it is before 37 weeks then call your OB or Midwife without hesitation regardless of the time of day or night. Better off waking them from a sleep than have your baby preterm. Good luck!

    Answer by beckcorc at 10:37 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • you may be dehydrated, drink plenty of water and let your Dr know what you are feeling

    Answer by angelbabies14 at 11:04 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

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