I had loads of contractions at 16 weeks and that's when I was told to stop swimming and otherwise exercising. Later, the contractions were pretty well under control and I really only got them if I did too much exercise like walking around a Home Depot. I have now been back at work for three days and coincidentally have had a lot of contractions for three days. I called to ask the nurse at my doctor's office how else I can limit the contractions. It turns out you can't say "contractions" if you're having twins. They put me on hold for like 15 seconds and then came back to tell me that my paperwork had already been sent over and I needed to get to labor and delivery? "What?! I'm not in labor. But, but, but ... gah." There was no excuse working and I went down there saying, "Hi. I'm not in labor." They attempted to monitor the babies but they were wiggling too much so they just monitored my contractions. "Yup, you're having contractions." My cervix is fine, just like I knew it was from my appointment just a few days ago, and I was annoyed to still be there. "Ok, go back to work. No exercise. No sex." Nothing new but a waste of time! I was told I look like I'm 8 months pregnant and my uterus thinks it is so this will just keep right on happening.
ugh you poor thing!!!! i would just use your own discretion in terms of limiting your activities. If they aren't dilating your cervix or progressing to labor, doesn't that meet the definition of a BH contraction? they certainly don't put you on pelvic rest for that. I would just take it easy, drink water, and try to sit as much as possible at work. I get BH's when I'm too active, and the idea that they are "painless" has never held true for me. My BH's have always been mildly to moderately painful. I hope your uterus settles down!!
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
Yea that would be annoying, but I guess they don't want to assume anything when you are carrying twins! Sometimes I think I am having BH but I'm not sure. Sometimes there is just a tightness in my belly, but it doesn't come and go, it stays constant for a hour or so. Sometimes I get cramps when I'm walking or being too physical.
At least you know everything checked out OK! How long are you planning on working?
I'm glad everything is okay and no progress has been made. I guess it's a good thing they are cautious since there's 2 in there!
Oh man that really sucks. Are you on your feet a lot at work? I would guess you need to slow down at work to keep things under control. One of my co-workers was having exactly what you are at 30 weeks and her OB put her on "desk rest" at work where she couldn't walk around or stand on her feet for a long period of time. I hope they get better!