Before I say anything else, let me make it clear that I am under a doctor’s care and she knows all about what’s going on. I was just in on Tuesday to discuss this and talked to the nurse this morning.
That said… I’m about 32 weeks along now and getting a little concerned. For the past week and a half, I’ve been having pretty strong Braxton Hicks contractions. They tend to come in bunches - 4 to 6 per hour for a few hours then nothing at all for a while. They’ll get worse when I’m hot, walking around, or aroused. Tuesday night I was visiting family and the house was pretty warm. I laid down on the couch and counted 11 contractions. They slowed down dramatically as soon as DoperGuy and I got in our air conditioned car to go home.
Tonight, I’ve been averaging around 4 to 6 contractions an hour again but with lots of cramping. The doctor and nurse assure me this is perfectly normal so long as I don’t go above 6 per hour. Still, it’s sorta scary and really uncomfortable.
I know there are lots of Moms and Moms-to-Be on these boards. I could really use some reassurance while I sit here anxiously counting my contractions.