I am exactly 39 weeks today and I suffered from Braxton Hicks for the first time this morning at around 1am. I really thought I was going into early labor because I had a hard time getting up and my abdominal area was hurting so bad. I went to the bathroom and noticed some watery discharge so I thought that my amniotic fluid is slowly leaking out. I noticed some mucous plug yesterday and the day before as well so that is why I thought it was my amniotic fluid today.
Anyway, I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and I have not dilated at all. And today after my Braxton Hicks this morning, I am feeling better after several hours. I guess it was a good thing that I did not overreact and ask my husband to take me to the hospital. They would have probably told me to go back home until I get real labor contractions.
I know these Braxton Hicks are also called 'false labor' but man do they get me fooled. They were coming every 5-10 minutes are so too. Obviously they are false because they don't come regularly and I am typing this blog just fine.
I did go to the bathroom #2 twice this morning so maybe these false contractions are helping my bowel movements as well.
Born and raised in San Diego, the publisher is a wife of a Navy veteran and has a passion for sharing knowledge and ideas to help other girlfriends, fiances and wives.
She started this blog when she was still just a girlfriend of her sweet navy sailor. After dating for 1 year and 4 months, the sailor proposed to her and they got married 7 months later. He got out of the military 3 months after they wed, when his contract ended. Her husband served in the navy for 10 years.