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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 06:33 AM   1
chippysgirl23
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contractions every 15 mins for 12 hours???


I hardly post on here, but i am on pretty much if i'm awake... can you guys help me out a bit... is it possible that this is early labour.... ive read that braxton hicks are not regular and these seem to be.. usually when i get braxton hicks i change position or rest and they go away, these contractions seem to love me....
p.s my water is still in tact and i havent lost my plug........opinions please??????
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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 07:07 AM   2
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You could phone your mat ward and see what they want you to do? Have you tried going for a walk or bouncing on a ball to see if they get any more intense?



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 07:11 AM   3
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i was bouncing away before i went to bed lastnight but honestly it tire me out... i was planning on calling a little bit later if they dont stop... which i am hoping they wont..... can you have lingering contractions for this long though without eventually going into labour??? yowzers



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 07:14 AM   4
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I have been getting these BH every 15 min or so for several days now straight. I was hoping they would turn into something, but nothing yet.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 07:17 AM   5
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feedindy, omg you have got to be kidding me, i cant keep up with this madness for days,, are yours pretty regular, like 3, 4, 5 an hour??



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 07:59 AM   6
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feedindy, omg you have got to be kidding me, i cant keep up with this madness for days,, are yours pretty regular, like 3, 4, 5 an hour??
Yes they are pretty regular every 15-20 minutes and lasting a full minute. It's been like this for 5 days now. I mentioned it to my doctor this week and he just said it happens for some this late in preg and may not mean labor is right around the corner. I am not even dilated at all and he said my cervix is still thick and high. Some of these get pretty intense like a huge squeeze on my belly, and some I can barely notice. I keep wishing it would turn into more. I am ready. I keep hoping my water will break. haha

Are yours painful at all? or just uncomfortable? Mine have not yet turned painful, just uncomfortable. Sometimes I get big menstrual cramps at the same time.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 09:28 AM   7
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Hi, I had contractions every 10-15 minutes or so for 3 days before going into 'established' labour. They hurt a lot - definitely different from Braxton Hicks, which had never been particularly painful. I was completely exhausted by the time I got into hospital and had an epidural as soon as I could, which definitely wasn't what I had planned! It did allow me to get some sleep, though, and saw me through the next 15 hours of labour (also made me feel like a human being again, I seem to remember). It turned out that my baby appeared to be positioned correctly but his head was twisted around as if he was 'posterior', so my cervix wasn't dilating properly, hence the extremely long delivery.

So yes, you could be in the early stages of labour, but you may have a way to go yet Take some paracetamol, have a bath etc and go into hospital if you get to the stage where you can't deal with it anymore. Good luck - it's all sooo worth it in the end, I promise!



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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 09:44 AM   8
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Hiya,

Have a bath when i was in early labour with both my kids I had a bath and went from 2- 5 cm very quickly so if it is labour you will notice a difference after. Good luck xx



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2011, 11:47 AM   9
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thanks guys for replying, i just woke up from a nap so i will see if they are still around..... my pelvis is exhausted....... gonna try the bath if they are still around



 
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