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I have no idea what is going on and if I should call my MW or not. Yesterday I was just sitting there and I had one painful contraction. It felt just like the early contractions when I went into labor with DS. I sat up and felt my belly and sure enough it was hard as a rock. Only lasted a few seconds and stopped. Haven't had any more like that, but woke up with what I THINK was a BH contraction, but might have just been the baby sticking its butt out because it felt like the baby moved and it went away. I've had a little bit of crampiness, but when I feel my belly it doesn't feel hard, so I don't think I've had any more contractions, but it is making me nervous! This definitely didn't happen with DS. I don't know if it's happening because I am more active and chasing DS around (and yes, occasionally having to lift him) or what. I do know that after the weekend when DH has been home and is doing all the chasing and lifting I feel way better! Any other mamas with previous kids experiencing anything similar?

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Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
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Yep. It's been going on for about two months for me so it definitely wasn't the baby's butt. I always sit down and relax for a little while and the most it's happened is three times in an hour. I take it as a sign I'm overdoing things.

Last seen: 3 years 9 months ago
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Ive had tons of braxton hicks and this week a few slightly uncomfortable contractions...courtesy of dehydration from one of the nastiest stomach bugs Ive ever had. Push fluids and take it easy...If you get more than like 4-6 an hour usually the doc wants to know about that. Smile

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Last seen: 4 years 3 weeks ago
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I've definitely been having a lot of painless contractions. They last no more than 10 seconds or so, but they're pretty frequent. Probably a couple an hour. I figure it's because I haven't been hydrating as much as I should. Sometimes when baby has big movements/shifts, it feels tight like a contraction would. I haven't been overly worried about it. If I start feeling pressure or they become more painful, I'd let the Dr. know. If it's worrying you, a call to the Dr never hurts.