How can you tell if you're having false labor versus the real thing? Use these tips and questions to help you figure it out!
I'm 30 weeks pregnant with a low lying placenta. I've had one previous birth at 35 weeks.
I've been having a lot of backache, low dull constant back pain. The baby is head down and my cervix is soft. I have a lot of pelvic pressure. It's really painful even to walk -- feels like I can barely close my legs and as if she's goin to just pop out.
What kinds of questions should you ask your doctor about Braxton Hicks Contractions? We have some for you!
Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
Hi, I had bleeding and strong BH contractions after intercourse with my partner which lasted for 2 days. I'm 18 weeks pregnant.
My scan says this..
The placenta lies mainly on the left lateral wall, however it covers the internal os. No obvious hemorrhage seen.
As my placenta covers the os, what are the chances of it moving by the time I am 38 weeks? I know that 90% of LLP move enough for a normal birth, however as mine covers the internal os are the chances still as high?
I'm approximately 11 weeks pregnant, and so far I have had almost every second day horrible morning sickness that prevents me from really eating anything. What should I do?
Also, seeing as how I'm so early along, is it normal for my tummy to go really hard and huge (like I'm 5 or 6 months along) and feel like Braxton Hicks contractions?
This is my second pregnancy. Last night around 5:30 I had this wicked pain. It was such a bad pain that I was over my chair swaying back and forth waiting for husband to walk in the door and bring me to the hospital. It felt like a contraction but it lasted way to long for it to be a contraction. I thought contractions only last 1-7 minutes, but I guess I can be wrong.
As your estimated time of delivery approaches you may notice the "Braxton Hicks" contractions become more frequent and intense. Contractions seem to follow a continuum from Braxton Hicks to real labor.
Braxton Hicks contractions -- you may have heard this funny phrase before you were pregnant, but now you really want to know what it means. How can you tell them from real labor?