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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 04:58 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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