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    a question concerning braxton hicks
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    smidget0192 posted:
    yesterday and today my braxton hicks have been getting worse.

    They feel like menstrual cramping that hurts, last about 1 minute or 2, then go away, only to return no more than 3 minutes later. This happened for about two hours yesterday before the BH would only come randomly and not as frequent. This morning it started up again, same thing, frequent and painful braxton hicks. i drink plenty of water and try to change positions, but it doesn't work.

    do i need to call my doctor about this, or wait until my next appointment to mention it? i am about to turn 32 weeks.
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    mommalab responded:
    I had really bad braxton hicks with my pregnancies and I found that if I got into a hot bath with water as hot as i could stand it they would stop. My dr also told me it is a good way to tell if you are really in labor or not because it relaxes your body and muscles and the contractions will either stop or get stronger... just my personal experience


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