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Bad contractions at night??

Posted by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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I'm 37 weeks and have been having bad contractions and back pain mainly at night. Last night they were about 5 minutes apart and lasted a couple hours but then I fell asleep. I've already had 2 false alarms so I'd rather not go to the hospital unless I'm really sure it's time. This morning I woke up and the contractions are about 7-8 minutes apart and not as bad but my back pain is still there.
What gives? Anyone else have nighttime contractions? As of this past Wednesday I was dilated to 1.5 cm and 60% effaced.
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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LoveOfWisdom
by Silver Member on May. 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Dehydrated? Position you are sleeping in? Increased activity during the day?
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charissa.wylie
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Quoting LoveOfWisdom:

Dehydrated? Position you are sleeping in? Increased activity during the day?



No, no and no lol. Its just strange that they're so much worse at night.
Heather2001
by Heather on May. 12, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Oxytocin levels are higher at night so it's common to have more contractions then.

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