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painless indeed

May 27th, 2008 at 04:23 pm

Braxton Hicks contractions are the so called 'painless preparation' for real labor. Well let me tell you painless is a misnomer.

Sure with my first kid they were painless, and rather pleasant. Kinda a neat feeling.

With the second and third kid occassional the contractions were uncomfortable but compared to real labor nothing to worry about. Maybe take a moment to not walk, but thats it.

Now this time around...they are VERY painful. Ok fine not enough pain to go into labor, but painful nonetheless.

It just goes to show, you really can't assume you know anything about anything until you have truly gone thru it. and being pregnant once doesn't count as knowing all there is to know about pregnancy! (nor is 4 times enough)

3 Responses to “painless indeed”

  1. sounderella Says:

    Ugh! I remember those. They sucked! Just rest and know they'll be over soon!

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    With my second child I checked into the hospital (a week before he was born) on the basis of Braxton-Hicks contractions. What a difference from the first to the second! I guess they get worse with each delivery.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Obviously, I can't even begin to imagine what's going on, but you have my deer-caught-in-the-headlights sympathies. Big Grin

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