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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 14:37 PM   1
superfrizbee
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When did your braxton hicks ramp up and how long then before you went into labour?


When I say ramp up I of course mean increase in frequency and intensity... And how long was it after this point that you went into labour. You'd think after two kids already I'd have some idea now but I really can't remember.

I'm 37 weeks tomorrow. Part of me wants to go a little overdue into September and part of me is impatient to get going!



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 16:54 PM   2
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I started with infrequent more painful braxton hicks with my second at 37 weeks. Kept thinking I was going into labour as I was having to breathe through them etc. Went into labour at 41+0.

Never had painful BHs with my first.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2017, 11:23 AM   3
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I never had any BH as far as I know. I mean, I'm sure I did, but I never noticed them. I had my 1st at 37+5. I did have a bit of constant period cramps about 5 days before, but there was definitely no tightening and they didn't come in waves. It just felt like my period was arriving, lasted about 2 hours and then nothing more. I went into labour later that week and she was born 11 hours later. So not sure they always mean much of anything. My friend had weeks of BH and full on contractions and went past her due date.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2017, 11:58 AM   4
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My bh started at 30 weeks I went into labour at 42 weeks it felt like forever but could be anytime



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2017, 21:20 PM   5
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My early labor contractions never were painful. I thought they WERE just BH until they started coming at regular intervals. It wasn't until I got to the hospital and they broke my waters when they started coming on more painfully, but then by that point I was just ready to push out the baby anyways. I get BH fairly early on in my pregnancy so unfortunately I can't help you much there but I typically assume that it is nothing as long as they aren't coming every 10 minutes or so. On a side note I did end up going into labor with one of my kids at 37w3d so it could be anytime for you now!



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2017, 10:05 AM   6
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My Braxton Hicks started at 26 weeks so I'm hoping it doesn't mean baby is coming soon as I'm only 29 weeks now! I don't remember having them much when I was pregnant before. Mine seem regular in the evenings or if I need the loo. A friend of mine had them throughout most of her pregnancy but she didn't go into labour early or anything. xxx



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 05:57 AM   7
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I never noticed them in first pregnancy but they have been awful in this one! Although I'm overdue now and they are less bad now than they were a few weeks ago!



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 08:33 AM   8
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I didn't have any BH in my first pregnancy but had them most of the way through my second pregnancy. My contractions started very intensely both times, I never got any warning or build up.



 
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