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Asked by danni179

Q: When do they get more intense???

5 hours ago I started having painful contractions. I've had Braxton hicks for the last 3 weeks but these are now painful and accompanied by radiating back pain and period pain. They started off at 30mins apart, then 20mins now they are 15mins. They make me stop and concentrate but not the excruciating pain I thought they are "supposed" to be. Is it because I could still b in early labour and they will get more intense as I go along??? Hope this isn't a false alarm!!

This question was asked Jul. 4, 2012 9:50pm
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Answered by zaiobaio - Jul. 12, 2012 9:45pm
Mamaof2soon3 I think so too :)

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Answered by Mamaof2soon3 - Jul. 12, 2012 8:26pm
Hmm...I'm thinking your baby has arrived. Excited to see an update!

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Answered by zaiobaio - Jul. 11, 2012 9:08am
Danni keep us informed :))))


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Answered by danni179 - Jul. 10, 2012 3:46pm
baby is engaged! finally my pain has not been in vain! contractions are still going strong and regular 5-10 mins....I need sleep !!!

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Answered by danni179 - Jul. 8, 2012 11:53am
Go and see a midwife. I did and was told I was in early labour and just had to wait this stage out, but at least I know its not a false alarm. Its just not fun having constant contractions for 4 days so far.
Braxton hicks will stop if you change position or drink fluids and wont follow a pattern and definitely wont last for 4 days straight like mine have so i know mine are real contractions and have been told i am in labour. Go and get checked out instead of guessing because if you are before 37 weeks its not good.

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Answered by a member - Jul. 8, 2012 11:34am
dani,

That's what I'm wondering too! I'm feeling pretty much the same way as you do physically and I'm even timing contractions but I am not sure what's going on. They are braxton hicks mixed with period cramps, coming 5--9 min apart in the last hour. It hurts but it doesn't seem to have a progresive pattern. i dont know!

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Answered by zaiobaio - Jul. 8, 2012 8:16am
With my first pregnancy walking for 5 hours and then having sex really speeded up the process...then I went to the hospital 12 hours later with 3 cm and I had to climb stairs for 1 hour. After that hour I was already in the pool ( because I had water birth ) and 7 hours later I had my precious baby boy in my arms.I think to speed the process you need a lot of movements and walking.Good Luck and we are waiting for good news from you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Answered by NewBeginnings79 - Jul. 7, 2012 9:36pm
Just checking in on you... sorry that this is dragging out for you, but hopefully you're right and the next part will go quickly for you!! Again, not speaking from experience, but I've heard that relaxing in a warm bath, and bouncing on a birthing ball are good ways to help get things moving. And of course the walking like you're already doing. Good luck to you!! I'll be looking for your updates!

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Answered by danni179 - Jul. 7, 2012 6:47pm
still here with bump! still having painful contractions.....but still no "labour" agonising pains as yet. This "early labour" thing is rubbish !!! lol .... but I've heard that the longer this part is the shorter the next part which is all good in my book.
Managing to get a bit of walking (waddling) in each day and resting as much as possible...just gotta wait it out !

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Answered by knicole27 - Jul. 6, 2012 2:31pm
uhm braxton hicks are none of those things. I am sorry hun but like mamaof3 said its your body and you know it best not any doctor or midwife.. It does sound like you are in early labor and i know some women have experienced early labor for as long as a few days to even a couple weeks. Just keep timing them... how long are they lasting now??

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