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Braxton Hicks Contractions

If you had such strong braxton hicks contractions last night that you thought it was the real thing does that mean real labor is close?


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2006-09-05 05:58:51
2006-09-05 05:58:51

No, braxton hicks just help your uterus prepare but it does not mean you are close to delivery trust me I have been there too sweetie.


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No, once you have dialated your cervix will not close.

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Braxton Hicks Contractions are false contractions. They can be painful or you may not feel them at all. Your stomach muscles contract and will fill like your stomach is getting tight then they will release. Your stomach will feel hard during one. You can get them all the way through pregnancy but probably won't feel them until later in your pregnancy. They don't mean you're in labor but if you get one and they feel really painful I would call the doctor just to be safe. In late pregnancy they can become very close together and very painful and feel like the real thing. They can even thin your cervix. When this happens it's called false labor. If you have close painful contractions and think your in labor go to the hospital to be sure.

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Have you spoken to your doctor, obstetrician or midwife about this yet? If not, I really advice phoning them or going to the hospital because your contractions are pretty close together. It is possible that these could still be Braxton Hicks contractions. But they could be the start of labour. It's important to get checked out.

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