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you would think by baby #5

that I would know how many braxton hicks were normal vs something to be concerned about. I have been having them on and off for the past couple of days...just when I think "hmmm, maybe I should call the dr" they stop completely for hours.

They aren't painful, but they are definate contx. They are not in my lower back or anything, almost more on the top part of my uterus.

I am about 25 weeks along, baby is kicking fine and seems happy. How many do they say to worry about? More than 6 an hour?
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i only had 3, but it seems like the BH were way more common with each pg
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I'm only on my third, but I don't worry about BH at all. I didn't notice them with my first, did with my second, and now notice and ignore. Well, usually ignore. I find they got more persistent when I did something dumb, like stand for too long, cleaning, and carrying things against my belly. I started to think of them as my uterus giving a protest.

If it is just the top, not painful, and goes away when you chill out and have some water, they probably aren't affecting your cervix, and you could just chalk them up as toning for your uterus.
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My doc says if you can indent your belly with your finger when you are having one, it's not a real contraction. Click here to enlarge I have B-H all the time, but they don't usually bother me.
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