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    I had a freak out the other day which dh thought I was crazy.

    With ds I had LOTS of bh....I don't remember when it started though, I remember I did mention to OB around 34ish weeks and she checked and was shocked to see I was actually starting to dialate. I was on modified bedrest b/c much walking and my stomach would just start going crazy.

    So here's the problem....since ds we've moved and I take a different form of transportation to work. I used to live inside the city and could take local transit to about a block of my work, now I live outside and take a different train so now I need to walk 2km each way.
    Anyone know if previous pg will lead to same sort of bh? I know it's felt earlier in next pg.
    I really really worried about that walk :S
    dh thinks I'm crazy b/c I can (and will if it gets bad) get on the local train and get close to work but that will cost an additional $100+ more per month which I'd rather not come up with sigh
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    Unfortunately, I think the answer would be "Every pregnancy is different." which I hate that answer! ha ha. I wish they were all the same. Lol.

    With DD1 I never had BH. With DD2 I don't remember having them but I remember round ligament pains (which I didn't have with DD1 either). I know the night before DD2 was born I had contractions and DH freaked out saying "If they don't stop I'm taking you the the hospital" at like midnight lol. I would laugh him off (wouldn't you know, DD2 was born the next day!)

    With this one I've had BHs since early 2nd trimester. I've only had one instance where it was so painful I couldn't walk (at least that's what the drs think it was, along with round ligament). and that was at 20 weeks. Other than that, I haven't actually had them since then (knock on wood!!!!)

    I think the further along you get in pregnancy the more likely you'll be to have them and the stronger they may become. But I really have no idea.

    I understand about wanting to save that extra $100+ a month if you don't need to spend it.


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    I think Katie said it all. Since each pregnancy is different there is no way to predict whether you'll have the same issue this time that you did before. You may or you may not. You could just keep doing what you are doing and then if it happens and becomes and issue you can adjust then. It's so hard though not to worry about things when you are pg, especially if you've previously had and issue or experience you'd rather avoid.
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    Like Anna said, maybe just hold out until you notice it is an issue and then switch. I'd hate to have to spend that extra $ as well. Agreed with everyone that every pregnancy is totally different. I never had any with #1 and had them loads with #2. I never had internal exams until 1/2 way through labor with #2 (at 40 weeks) so I don't know if they caused any change in cervix or not. Like you said though, walking was killer. It would take me forever to get through farmers market each week.
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    well the "each preg is different" is good to hear right now.....while I know it's not sure thing that it won't happen it's better than "bh for the first means bh for the second" haha
    I've heard of people who haven't had for first but had for 2nd, wasn't sure if anyone had gone the other way

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    Just thought you'd like to know that I totally jinxed myself. Lol the BH contractions came back during dinner. Ha ha!


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    :-\ BH can get a little unnerving sometimes! Like you were all saying - some things are more likely than others, and I have known several people that had BH in one pregnancy, but NO BH in subsequent pregnancies. It would make more sense that they would be more likely with each new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KET_2010 View Post
    Just thought you'd like to know that I totally jinxed myself. Lol the BH contractions came back during dinner. Ha ha!
    boo sorry

    well as for me looks like bh has found me I was out and about monday and since then every walk to and from work will get a nice hard stomach. Oh well I'll just try slowing my walk down but it's hard when I'm used to walking at a set speed (and on way home rushing for train)
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    I get them at weird times - the worst ones are in the morning, but then they are sporadic throughout the day and seemingly come and go at their own accord - can't seem to figure out what is triggering them other than just "pregnancy" in general. Having BH is not a bad thing so long as they are just BH since your uterus has to work out to be effective during actual labor. I did have one bout where I kind of freaked out, it was on my LONG grocery shopping day and I had to go alone so I carried and pushed carts and bags for like 4 hours (When I do the big shopping I have to go to lots of different stores to get what we need), and I guess it was just a little bit much - but they did eventually stop.

    I would say the walk is pretty healthy so long as you are not jogging/running high impact or carrying anything heavy. I agree, every pregnancy is different. I agree with just about everyone else, I'd keep doing what I need to do unless something else seems wrong. Hope you're uterus stops being a PITA and lets you have a peaceful walk from now on.
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