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    AvatarKylieAUS

    Hi – I was wondering if anybody knew how to ease the pain of braxton hicks contractions. Sometimes they are really painful, and also accompanied by some sharp pains. Any help/advice much appreciated.

    Kylie

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    Avatarbweber

    i got these off two different sites (also posted the sites url’s)…..

    What Can I Do to Ease the Discomfort of Braxton Hicks?

    Many women find that taking a warm bath does much in easing the discomfort of false labor contractions. Keeping the body hydrated with fluids can also go far in how an expectant mother will feel.
    http://www.mamashealth.com/pregnancy/bhicks.asp

    Staying Comfortable with Braxton Hicks
    Some women find that Braxton Hicks contractions are really uncomfortable. If your Braxton Hicks are bothering you, try some of these suggestions:

    Drink lots of water. Dehydration can make your muscles spasm, bringing on a contraction. Avoid caffeine.
    Practice your labor breathing techniques. Rhythmic breathing will help to alleviate your discomfort.
    Lie down on your left side when you have a contraction. This should help to ease the pain and keep you rested.
    Change the position you are in or switch activities for a while when you have a contraction. A slight change in movement sometimes make the contractions disappear.
    Urinate when you need to. A full bladder can sometimes trigger Braxton Hicks.
    http://www.epigee.org/pregnancy/braxton_hicks.html

    #15099
    Avatarmelanie1989

    You should call a nurse advice line. They will give you the best answer on how to help ease them with out hurting the baby

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