lots of contractions...ouch!

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lots of contractions...ouch!

i've been so uncomfortable for the last few days! i guess they're just BH contractions because they always die out eventually, but i just don't remember BH starting this early or being painful at all during my first pregnancy. they were always just more of a tightening feeilng, and my belly would get firm, but they didn't hurt. i would lie down and/or drink some water and they would go away quickly. these are much more persistent and make it difficult for me to function! i have to stop for a minute and think "owie, owie, owie" until it passes. and they're radiating around to my back and down into my groin. i will talk to my MW about it at my appointment next week. i'm assuming as long as they don't settle into a pattern and keep getting stronger, then i don't need to worry about preterm labor. it might just be because i haven't been getting much sleep lately...DS is getting his 2-year molars and has been up most of the night for the last five nights. anyone else dealing with this or having BH that are actually painful?

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Joined: 04/19/11
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oh that sucks. I have them too. Usually 2 - 3 a day. Deep breathing helps. as does massaging my belly. I found that kneeling in front of the couch (with my arms on the couch) helps a lot too. Are you able to do prenatal yoga? That has helped alleviate the pain from radiating to my back. It's good practice for the hypnoabies course your taking Smile

Joined: 06/26/11
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Ugh, Amanda...so sorry you're feeling so crummy. I THINK I've had a few BH, but I'm never really sure. Contractions are the one thing that I haven't had to worry about with this pregnancy , which seems ironic with the spotting issues i was having last week. I found out last week that I'm already a little dilated (2.5cm) so I think your definitely wise to talk to your MW about how you've been feeling...I'm sure she'll be able to put your mind at ease a little. I hope your son feels better too. Poor guy...teething is so miserable.

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Joined: 04/12/05
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I have only one a few, total. My doc says as long as you don't have more than 6 an hour then you're ok. Smile

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Joined: 07/28/11
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I've been having them since about 5 months along. The more I move around, the more frequent they become. It's not painful, though. Just really uncomfortable. I have been having this awful period type cramp like you described (around to my back and down my leg) on my right side that will go away with time, but I know it's not a contraction because it's not all over, just on the one side, and it doesn't start and stop. It lasts probably for an entire half hour or longer. I figure I'm just growing again, LOL. Just try to rest up and stay off your feet as much as you can until it's time to get things moving for real.