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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 14:16 PM   1
LuvLittleBean
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Frequency of Braxton Hicks


I've been getting a lot of BHs everyday, especially at night when I'm relaxing. Sometimes, I feel them a few times in an hour. Is that normal?



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 14:44 PM   2
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I'm 36 Weeks and haven't had any! So I guess everyone is different. What do they feel like? As long as they're not painful you are ok xx



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 14:56 PM   3
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My doctor told me if I have any more than 7 in hour to call or come in, just to be monitored. Having my BH could be just a cause of dehydration, or nothing.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 15:41 PM   4
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Some people have them a LOT more than others and it's still normal.
I have day's where i will have quite a few in an hour and other day's where i barely notice them, but probably the further along you get the more you will notice that they become even more frequent and can even form a pattern like real contractions.
It really confused me in my first pregnancy because i constantly thought i was going into labour towards the end when they were painful but i never actually was, hehe.

Make sure you're drinking plenty of water etc as dehydration can make them a lot worse. So can being very active etc



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 20:43 PM   5
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Thanks ladies. I didn't know that BH can be related to dehydration. MrsB, whenever I get BHs my tummy gets hard as a rock and then it becomes soft again after a min or so. You're lucky to not get them cause I sort of find them annoying since I get them quite a bit.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 20:56 PM   6
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I get lots of bh and the further along I get the worse they are getting. I was put on short term bed rest around 30 weeks as they were every 3 minutes lasting 45 seconds. Anything more than 6 an hour and you need to be seen.

My bh are more obvious when I'm resting in the evening. I had nsts last week and didn't feel any bh all morning and once I laid down for the monitoring I noticed ( and so did the machine ) lots.



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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 22:06 PM   7
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If I exercise in the morning I dont get plagued with them at night!



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 10:20 AM   8
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I called my OB's office a few weeks ago when I was having several in an hour and he told me to drink lots of water, keep my feet up and relax and only to be concerned if I'm contracting every 3-5 min for an hour.

When I went to L&D the other night due to having real contractions (irregularly) throughout the day, they monitored me and diagnosed it as preterm labor. Told me to drink lots of water (12 glasses a day!), empty my bladder regularly and take it easy. So the amount of BH isn't really something to be worried about. I'd still say get checked out if it'll make you feel more at ease about it but my hospital and doctor don't seem to think it's a cause for concern.



 
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