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

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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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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.
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
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