Contractions Upon Standing?

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Contractions Upon Standing?
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 8:02am

So the past few days I have experienced something new. I start having a contraction once I get up on my feet. It began one day when I was exiting the car and now it seems to be happening several times in a day. I don't really remember this with the other ones but then I have never had a great long term memory. Is anyone else experiencing this?




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Registered: 05-14-2003
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 1:51pm
I always get contractions when I first get up in the morning. My belly will feel hard for about a half hour or so. It is weird.


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Registered: 03-12-2007
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 9:01pm
I don't believe I've experienced any yet this pregnancy, which is a bit odd for me because I had Braxton Hicks around this point last time. I'm pretty sure it is no issue for you unless they don't stop. It's probably just your body protesting :) Ask your nurse if you wonder about the permissible frequency in the equation. I'm thinking that during my last pregnancy at 24 weeks I started to experience them upon standing rather frequently and then it sort of stopped happening as often as my body adjusted.