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What is the deal? Why am I having less contractions?

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3 years ago
I am 39 weeks prego with my third child, and you'd think I'd have this down by now. I have had braxton hicks contractions for the last two weeks, about two a day. The last two days I have had about eight to ten a day, irregular but more than previous. Yesterday I lost my moucus plug and so I'm thinking that this is the beginning of labor. I was already in labor with my last two when I lost it. However, since then, I have not had any contractions. I know that it could still take up to two weeks to deliver from this point, but come on! What's the deal!!!??

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3 years ago
Every pregnancy is different so you shouldn't expect things to happen exactly as they have in the past. Braxton-Hicks contractions are just for practice, they don't mean anything. Some women feel them all through their pregnancy, others feel them a few weeks before they go into labor, and some women feel them sporadically. They are not a sign of true labor, so don't worry that you aren't feeling them. As far as the mucous plug goes, it doesn't mean a whole lot either. With my first pregnancy I lost mine about 2 1/2 weeks before I had to finally be induced. I don't really know when I lost mine with my second. It does signal a start but it doesn't mean labor will happen immediately. Just be patient, your baby will come out when he or she is ready.
2 years ago
yeah braxton hicks contractions are no indication at all of when things are actually guna get going. & since they are only practice contractions they are completely unpredictable. so id say the fact that for a few weeks you were having 2 a day then for a few days 8-10 a day is only a coincidence not a sign of anything. Braxton hicks are a weird thing & its always different with different pregnancies & for each woman. Im almost 36 wks along with my second & ive been having practice contractions since my second trimester. good luck, hopefully soon youll be meeting your lil one finally
1 year ago
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