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My husband makes sure we go to bed at the same time and cuddles me and strokes my hair while I go to sleep. It may not sound like much, but it really helps me to know he's not resenting everything he has to do and that he is caring and sympathetic to how hard it is on me.

Having been put on restricted activities and then bed rest, my husband and I have made sort of a very big deal about getting to 37 weeks (safety I call it). But now that I am days away from 36 weeks I am starting to be afraid of going longer. This may sound a bit paranoid, but I am a little worried that if I don't go into labor shortly after I hit 37 weeks (or even make it all the way to my due date) some people might think that I was just making up the whole preterm labor risk for attention and because I wanted to be lazy and not do anything. My husband says this is silly since most people are aware that I have had 2 preterm deliveries in the past, but I can't shake this fear.

So I find that I take every tiny change and start obsessing over if it's a sign that my body is getting ready to go into labor. For the last couple of weeks I've been dealing with insomnia only getting about 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night. Naturally I was worried that was because my body was getting signals about imminent labor. Last night I actually slept well, but now I can't stop thinking it's because my body is resting up for the labor that will start at any time. If I have any change in appetite the same thing happens. Anyone else?

Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Can I ignore Braxton Hicks?
« on: January 19, 2018 at 02:58 PM »
I am 28 weeks pregnant with my seventh child. Of my other 6 children 3 have been preterm (35 weeks, 37 weeks and 36 weeks). I have been getting a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions whenever I am active at all or even remain sitting upright for more than about an hour and a half. I know that they are just Braxton Hicks because they stop if I lay down for a while. So, my question is, since I know that they are just Braxton Hicks, can I ignore them and just continue to do other things rather than laying down when I get them, or could ignoring them cause them to change into actual contractions/preterm labor?

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