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24 February 2006 @ 09:30 pm
Discomfort-o-meter please?  
I know (both by reputation and by experience) that Braxton Hicks are considerably more uncomfortable with later pregnancies than with first pregnancies. Is the same true for actual labor contractions? Would you say they are more uncomfortable than the contractions felt during first time preganancies, less uncomfortable, or no real difference?

As I was having my umpteenth BH today while trying to pee (I had a BH immediately before sitting on the toilet and then one immediately after peeing *sigh*) I began to wonder if the regular contractions would be so much more uncomfy.

Amanda-liciouskandi_bomber on February 25th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
I wouldnt say that ctx change with subsequent pregnancies like BH ctx do.

I think labour is labour, your body is doing something.

I know people can handle subsequent labours better, but I think the actual ctx are relatively the same.

my opinion anyways.
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. Novemberraving_liberal on February 25th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thats a relief. I've been working myself into a tizzy!
Amanda-liciouskandi_bomber on February 25th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
ALTHOUGH, you have got me really interested in WHY most people have more/stronger BH with subsequent pregnancies?
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. Novemberraving_liberal on February 25th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Because our uteri know what's happening and are screaming in fear?
Amanda-liciouskandi_bomber on February 25th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
lol, you ARE a freak ;)
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. Novemberraving_liberal on February 25th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
I can't help it. I'm having a wilting Southern Belle day. I keep feeling faint when I stand up, it's retarded. I checked my blood pressure and it's fine, so I ate a snack to see if that would help. Hasn't yet, so I guess it's not a blood sugar thing, either. *sigh* I'm such a wuss with my swooning and my screaming uterus.

Screaming Uterus would be a kickass band, though.
Amanda-liciouskandi_bomber on February 25th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
they could open for the flaming lips

Niki Anders: Marvelous Madame Mimtransgressed on February 25th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
they always felt the same to me, but my docs never called mine BH since all contrax i get dilate & thin out my cervix to some point.. but i'm one of those that has a difficult time carrying to term so i'm probably not the best to give advice in this situation ;)
happyhijabi: sleepinginslinghappyhijabi on March 10th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry this is late, I am not a member here but I was looking around because I have 3 kids. I had my last in November and my braxton hicks were stronger, my actual labor contractions were also stronger because I went really fast this time. I also went into premature labor at 32 weeks, that they stopped until 36weeks. I had been induced twice previously and this last time was au naturel and it was actually worse than the inductions. I have heard some say their experience was different so I could just be the exception. My after contractions were the absolute worse this time though.