I Need Help.... Early Labor or BH?

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Registered: 09-02-2010
I Need Help.... Early Labor or BH?
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Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:16am
I need some advice...
So this isn't my first pregnancy. It's my 3rd. We have 1 son who is just over 2 and we lost an ectopic baby before this pregnancy. So I am not "new" to pregnancy BUT I have never been in "labor" so to speak. With both DS and this baby I had pre term labor at 30 & 29 weeks where I dilated to 2 cm but it was always controlled right away so I am lost about what's going on now and our son was delivered via C Section because he was a trans breech.
The reason I haven't called in yet is because I have had my steroid shots for babies lungs and they won't stop labor at this point we will just have him.
Anyway my questions is to those who have been thru labor does this sound anything like what happened at first or do you think it is just bad BH. Last night I was having contractions every 3-5 min from 6 to 9 when I fell asleep. They were from 30 to 45 seconds. My back hurt (and still does) I paused thru them but they weren't very painful just not they most pleasant.
This morning, I have had several already (no pattern or rhythm) and maybe a bit more uncomfortable but not much. Of course if they get worse I will call, go in etc. I was just curious if anyone had any insight for me as to if this could be "early labor" or just tons of BH. I do have a lot of pressure BUT have had that since I dilated to 2 cm at 29 weeks because this little guy is head way down.
I am 33 weeks today which I know is to early for baby to not need help but again, they have told me at this point it's better to deliver vrs be given the medications to stop or stall it for him. I am also in the hands of one of the best medical facilities (including nicu) in the country so I don't fear him being born early if it happens.
I have also clearly been resting, drinking tons the whole deal to try to keep things calm but again with a 2 year old I am not sure how "calm" things can be lol.
Any advice would be wonderful mama's & mama's to be!
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Registered: 04-18-2003
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 11:42am

It does sound a whole lot like Braxton Hicks contractions.

Gail