Difference between BH and actual in labour contractions

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  1. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    MW mentioned today if id just been having Braxton hicks or actual contractions? I told her I wasn't sure because I have no idea what the actual difference is?

    Can any ladies help in describing the difference :) or are they pretty similar? X
     
  2. LoopyLouize

    LoopyLouize Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering the same thing too! x
     
  3. Lilelephant

    Lilelephant Well-Known Member

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    Contractions really hurt lol and they start at the top and work down that's what mw said to me


     
  4. Rachel1509

    Rachel1509 Well-Known Member

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    Can't speak from experience, but I've heard that BH are just very random and can stop anytime, whereas proper ones have a noticable pattern that you can time
     
  5. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ WSS. My midwife said - when they are regular and for a prolonged period of time. Some people say braxton hicks are painless - but that is most definitely NOT true. xxx
     
  6. Rachel1509

    Rachel1509 Well-Known Member

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    I agree!
     
  7. Lilelephant

    Lilelephant Well-Known Member

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    I had sore bh so agree they can be painful but my real contractions were ummm omg lol


     
  8. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    I get quite long pains which are uncomfortable and hurt but not unbearable and are mainly around the bottom of bump so I'm presuming they are just BH. I just worry that when actual labour contractions come on I'm not going to have a clue and forgot to time them lol
     
  9. Rachel1509

    Rachel1509 Well-Known Member

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    I reckon you'll not be able to miss the proper ones. Because they won't just go away, they'll be continuous throughout the day, probably getting stronger and more frequent
     
  10. teal

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    My BH could be sore at times and I sometimes felt worried incase I'd not know when it really was labour but it's true what they say.. you'll know xx

    I agree about what's been said about BH being quite irregular but when my contractions started they were intense and regular from the start.

    Good luck - really not long now xx
     
  11. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    I think that as well - that i'll not realise im in early labour cos im so used to BH being pretty painful. lol

    xxx
     
  12. Lilelephant

    Lilelephant Well-Known Member

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    U will trust me lol the mw was saying they were bh etc when I was being induced but I knew they weren't and i was right


     
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    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    BTW - Laura - you need to change ur ticker!! lol - you still have a baby countdown - you need an age one for that lovely wee boy!! lol
     
  14. Zoeox

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    I have no advice for this post but saw it and always wondered the same :) X
     

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