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Braxton hicks or...?

Posted by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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I'm mobile so bear with me lol.

I'm 35 wks 4 days. I've had Braxton hicks before, not a lot but enough to know what they are. This is my first pregnancy hence me asking. If it persists/is still there in the morning I will call my DRs.

I'm not freaking out/ worried just need a second opinion I suppose.

All day today I've felt a lot of pressure on my pelvic area. I haven't felt any/a lot my entire pregnancy, pretty easy day except my sinuses have been crazy. This evening shortly after dinner I started having what I thought was Braxton hicks only they are 10x more uncomfortable than ever. Not painful at this point (no cramping if you will). And now I am having some lower back pain (constant). I haven't tried tracking/timing the Braxton hicks because I almost feel like the tightness never ends. And now since 8:13 I've had 3 sharp pains in my right side. Maybe some *slight* cramping pains.

I also started leaking out of my breasts shortly after the Braxton hicks started. I have been leaking since about 20wks not daily very irregular.

Baby is moving fine, is kicking/rolling around and has been all day hence why I'm not too worried just need a second opinion.

Again had a very easy day, lounging around. When I lay down the being uncomfortable is tolerable but if I get up and walk around I feel like they act up more.

Are/do braxton hicks ever get painful towards end of pregnancy? Is my body just preparing me?
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nikki554
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 9:35 PM
I could always tell the difference between Braxton Hicks and the real deal because Braxton Hicks get better with movement real contractions will get worse.
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KLittleton
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 9:40 PM
Well laying down his making mine better I guess. I'll just keep relaxing I hope they go away I really don't want to be in labor this early. Trying not to stress it's hard lol.


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I could always tell the difference between Braxton Hicks and the real deal because Braxton Hicks get better with movement real contractions will get worse.

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Kaylahk
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:17 PM
The difference I felt was Braxton hicks stayed the same but real labor got increasingly painful as the hours went by.
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MMerrill
by Melissa on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM

A lot of water and lay on your left side, they should go away.  If they get worse, they are probably real.

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