30 wk appt, contractions

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Registered: 12-13-2011
30 wk appt, contractions
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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 5:56pm

I went in for my 30 week appt today and everything went well :) My Dr asked if I had had any contractions, and I said no. Then she went to check my fundal height and told me I was having a contraction right then! I had no idea that I've been having contractions! I can't feel them at all! She said to expect about 4 a day, but I don't understand how I'm supposed to count/monitor them!

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Registered: 07-02-2005
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 10:45pm
Glad your appt went well. Sometiimes I have trouble differentiating contractions from the tightness I feel when he is pushing out. At other times they are continuous sharp crampy pains. As long as nothing strong and repetative develop you should be fine.

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Registered: 02-02-2010
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 1:16am

Glad you had a great appointment! I second that if you aren't feeling them then everything should be fine.

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 8:00am
Sounds like a good apt... It's pretty "normal" to have those contractions. I have them too. You are probably having Braxton Hicks. Like the other girls said, look for menstrual cramps, abdominal cramps..look for a hard heavy feeling. You can't monitor the ones you can't feel, so don't worry.

Wendy

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Registered: 12-13-2011
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 5:39pm

thanks for the replies ladies! I think I am getting the idea of what is a contraction now. I'm trying not to worry about it but I think I am having way more than 4 ctx a day. They aren't painful at all though and definitely not 4 an hour, so I think I'm ok :)

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 10:24pm
I'm glad your appointment went well. Its good to know that others are having Braxton hicks too. Call your dr if you get concerned.

Rose

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Registered: 06-15-2006
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 10:40pm
Glad everything went well at your appt. Awesome that your having pain free contractions. Your body is doing what its supposed to do to get ready for baby :-D
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