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Old 01-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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What stage did your Braxton Hicks contractions start with subsequent pregnancies?

I'm 16 weeks with my third successful pregnancy and have been having a lot of contractions (that haven't been painful or with any kind of pattern). It just seems early for BH so I'm looking for other's experiences.

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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During my third, I had some at 20 weeks. I realized I wasn't taking in enough fluids and started drinking ALOT more water and they stopped. But the REAL BH's started at 32 weeks; to the point of regular intervals for hours. There were 3 times I was ready to go to the hospital and I remember saying, "I'll go if they haven't stopped by 6am" and what do you know, they stopped at 5:45am. They'd usually happen at night when I was more relaxed. My midwife said I was doing WAY too much and that's why they were so frequent and intense.
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I had the same problem. I'm so sorry your dealing with them. I have an irritable uterus, maybe you do?
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Re: Mums of more than the bun in the oven

Yup, mine started at 16 weeks with DD2.
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Re: Mums of more than the bun in the oven

I think with my second they started right about then.
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If you don't mind, may I ask if you are nursing? I'm early on in my pregnancy, an still nursing, and sometimes I think I feel slight contractions. I read that nursing can cause contractions so I was just wondering if anyone else experiences this.
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Yeah when I had my twins (my first) I started having them before 16wks but didn't know what they were. Every pregnancy after I've had them earlier. Even in my 1st trimester.
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If you don't mind, may I ask if you are nursing? I'm early on in my pregnancy, an still nursing, and sometimes I think I feel slight contractions. I read that nursing can cause contractions so I was just wondering if anyone else experiences this.
Nope, not any more. My DD weaned around her second birthday. I have heard that though.

Thanks to everyone so far for your input. Puts my mind at ease. I had PTL with my DD starting at 28 weeks, so sometimes my mind gets wrapped up in the possibilities of that happening again.

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Re: Mums of more than the bun in the oven

BH started really early this time, earlier than 20 weeks but I can't remember the exact time. I was carrying twins so I was really worried about them. Ended up carrying them 37+ weeks and was induced.
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