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      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.



        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.

        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.


          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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