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Old 07-17-2011, 10:39 PM   #1
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Are these braxton hicks?

Okay, often when my bladder is full I get BH contractions. My uterus gets hard and kind of sticks out and it's uncomfortable. Those I know.

Other times, my belly feels tight and it might be a little uncomfortable but not as much as above and my uterus doesn't stick out. Are these also BH or are they something else?

I've been debating on whether or not I should have called the doc (based on the six or more per hour rule) but since I'm not certain that both types were contractions, I'm not sure I should have. They seem to be done now, but I had 3 of the top kind and 4-5 of the bottom kind in an hour. Of course, 2 of the 3 were entirely because I had a bottle of water because that seems to help.... But it makes me have to pee. I don't have an appointment for another 2 1/2 weeks so I figured I'd ask on here.

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:13 AM   #2
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Re: Are these braxton hicks?

I wouldn't have unless they had a pattern. Moving around/restingcan also help as can water and emptying your bladder frequently. So for me, if I'd tried those things and they didn't stop then I would call
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Re: Are these braxton hicks?

Yeah, the annoying thing is they only happen often at night. When I'm sleeping on my left side and I've had a gallon to drink through the day. I forgot to take calcium yesterday though. But seriously, I was still peeing clear. I called them before (during the day) and they said to call any time I had 6 in an hour since I'm only 25 weeks.

But, my main question is, did I have more than 6 or did I only have like 3? I don't know if the second description is BH or not.
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Re: Are these braxton hicks?

Sounds to me like your second description is just baby changing position...she's still small enough to do complete summersaults and turn completely around right now-she's still really bony too so that would be why it feels more uncomfortable for you until she gets more plump
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