Braxton hicks related to not going overdue?

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  1. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    SO a few weeks ago i was whinging that i have never had any braxton hicks:rofl:
    Well lets just say this has changed, Im getting tightenings on and off all night with light period cramping style pain...

    My friend had no braxton hicks and went 10 days over, my other friend had heaps and went at 39+3.... that just got me thinking:blush:

    Has anyone had braxton hicks very badly at about 37+ weeks and still gone overdue? is it related at all?

    I would like to think that these may indicate that i wont go overdue as the body is already preparing... i bet it doesnt though:cry:...am i onto something? I bet with my luck ill have these for 5 more weeks then get induced:rofl:
     
  2. techi_girly

    techi_girly Proud mum to Oliver

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    Hi hun,

    Everyone is different but my friend had a lot of braxton hicks from about 32 weeks some of which were very strong and she gave birth at 38 weeks. I really dont know whether it is related to giving birth early or not but it would be nice if it is, especially after 37 weeks.

    Hope this helps :hug:
     
  3. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    Wow interesting. I want to know too :D
     
  4. cybermum

    cybermum MUM TO 2 BOYS.

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    I would be interested too.
    I had c-section with first son.
    Second son,no real painful BH and had to be induced at 41 weeks.

    This time I have had painful BH from approx week 33.
     
  5. esther

    esther Mum to Layla born June 09

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    You might be onto something here hun! I'm going to keep my eye on this thread!
     
  6. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    I hope im onto something, anything to make the pains feel a bit more worthwile lol:rofl:

    Just chatting to another friend she got very strong braxton hicks at week 35 and gave birth at 39 weeks.... please let me be onto something....

    Oh and my other mate said what are braxton hicks:rofl: She was INDUCED at ten days over....

    come on come on come on....i need to be onto something here lol:hug:
     
  7. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    The rough thing is though I had bad bh with my 1st got dialated to 2cm for weeks and no labor :( I even had a sweep. I went to 42 weeks :( Thoughhhhh I did at least get to 2 cm :D
     
  8. mummy to be

    mummy to be Cautiously Pregnant

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    ummm not sure... i have been getting BH since about 32 weeks (like more uncomfortable onces) they have slowly gotten worse and worse and now are very painful and uncomfortable!!!!
    I am hoping that your onto something cause i want Layla outta me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    well i found this

    Way back, in 1872, an English doctor named John Braxton Hicks, observed and studied the later stages of pregnancy. He concluded that maximum women felt contractions just weeks before their due dates were predicted. Though they did not lead to labor, they were almost like labor pains. He concluded that though the contractions were essentially painless, they helped the body to get prepared for the real thing and gradually softened cervix. Ever since then, these contractions have been known as Braxton Hicks contractions.

    i wonder if this is accurate at all.... i hope so lol...soften cervix, soften...:hissy:

    http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/what-are-braxton-hicks-contractions-905.html
     
  10. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    I want a soft cervix!! Hopefully it's working for meeeeee. I get some wierd a$$ pains.
     
  11. esther

    esther Mum to Layla born June 09

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    My sister in law had BH from about 19 weeks and she had her bubs a week before her due date!
     
  12. kirstiebalmer

    kirstiebalmer New Member

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    Hiya

    I have had loads ad loads of braxton hicks for weeks!! i am now 40 + 6 but have been having braxton hicks since about week 30ish and im still waiting :cry:
     
  13. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    :happydance:WHOOP<WHOOP:happydance:
     
  14. princessttc

    princessttc Well-Known Member

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    noooooooooooooooooo:cry:
    are urs painfull hun?, hope u go soon:hug:
     
  15. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what the majority will be. Here's hoping the under 40 weekers wins :p :p
     
  16. ecossaise74

    ecossaise74 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't have any BH so far, hope I won't go overdue!! We'll see!! xx
     
  17. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    Maybe make a poll??? This is interesting.
     
  18. sadiescooby

    sadiescooby Well-Known Member

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    I've had loads of painful BH for weeks and I'm still here at 39 + 6 on my 3rd baby.
     
  19. marley2580

    marley2580 Well-Known Member

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    I had a fair few and I went to 42+2
     
  20. Gemma Lou

    Gemma Lou Well-Known Member

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    fingers crossed as I have been having them from early on! Lets hope its true for all those Braxton Hicks sufferers! x
     

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