Contractions / Labor - Question

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Contractions / Labor - Question
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 8:26am

I woke up last night just before 4am with menstrual like cramps, they got pretty intense for about an hour and seemed to be back to back about 1-3min apart and then just stopped, while I could breath, talk and concentrate during them I new I wasn't in active labor..

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 2:17pm

I think if this happens again, I would go to L & D to get checked out just to make sure you aren't dilating/effacing.

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 5:21pm

It sounds like it could be BH increasing...but it could also be pre-term labour funnest starting...perhaps calling your doc would help ease your worries and fix a game plan if there is cause for concern?

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 7:55pm
Thanks Dani, I will call next time, I just hate crying wolf.. If it doesn't happen before my next apt I will discuss with my doc what he wants me to do if it happens again.
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 8:03pm
Thanks! I will take the Zen energy. I was in L&D last week with bleeding and contx so last night once the cramps slowed down I figured all was prob okay. I see my doc on Monday so will set a plan in place if it happens again. It is tough being my first and distinguishing between real and "practice"
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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 2:14am
I think the only difference between BH and the real deal is that BH dont change your cervix. At least that is what I'm finding out, no matter how hard they are and how many there are, as long as they are not changing your cervix at all then they are BH... At least that is what I'm finding out...
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