I'm not sure what's going on, but I am having an abnormal number of Braxton Hicks contractions. :( I've had these quite often since the middle of my pregnancy, but suddenly this morning they became much more frequent than usual. I had 5 or 6 while I was in the shower and they were making me so uncomfortable that I laid down in bed for another hour before heading into work. They continued while I was laying down and while I finished getting ready, so I called the doctor's office on the way to work and left a message. The phone nurse called back and talked to me a bit about them, and when I told her how often they were she said that yes they should probably see me. However, my 32-week checkup is tomorrow, so she said that it should probably be ok to wait until then unless I am very worried. She said that they will be more concerned if I notice a pattern to the contractions or if I show any signs of bleeding. Neither of these things are taking place, so I seem to be fine for now. She said to take it easy, drink lots of fluids, and call back if I feel like I need to come in at any time.
I've started recording the time of each contraction once I got into work. I've had 31 since 9:49am this morning and it is now 1:27. So 31 contractions in around 3 1/2 hours. That's quite a lot. They generally say to call the doc if you experience more than 4 in an hour. I'd say I'm a bit beyond that. The good sign, however, is that the contractions are typically very short. Longer contractions are more worrisome. I really feel like everything is probably fine, but I can't help but be a little concerned. If you'd keep me in your prayers it'd be appreciated. :)
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