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Mommy_haley

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Sitting up vs Laying down
« on: May 29, 2011 at 11:54 AM »
Anyone else have more contractions sitting up than laying down?
On bed rest at 23 wks (4/26) w/a BOY! Dilated to 1 cm
Mommy to a 4 yr old daughter and 3 yr old son
Previous preterm labor with DD at 31 wks

sarahker

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Re: Sitting up vs Laying down
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011 at 02:51 PM »
I do notice that happens sometimes - I'm finding from talking to other women, that everyone seems to have a different trigger for contractions.  For me, it's laying on my back - as soon as I lay on my back my belly starts getting firm almost immediately.  It's frustrating because I've been in the hospital for the past 3 weeks, and the nurses put the babies on the heart monitor 3 times a day, which involves me laying on my back for 20 minutes - without fail, I'll have 2-3 contractions - you'd think they'd figure out a better way rather than put me through that torture 3 times a day. 

mckoygirl

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Re: Sitting up vs Laying down
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011 at 05:53 PM »
I always have more contractions sitting up vs. laying down. Gravity just triggers them.... If I am laying down and shift around in the bed, I'll have a contraction too.
Due date: 7/7/2011
Twins (we're not finding out the sexes!)
5th pregnancy (5yrs old-put on bedrest with her @ 35wks for PIH)
3 previous losses
Put on bedrest this pregnancy @ 17weeks for Cervical shortening & preterm labor
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joyjoyusa8

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Re: Sitting up vs Laying down
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011 at 09:24 PM »
It happened.  I agreed that different women may have different triggers.  For me, I get more contraction if I don't lie down on my left side. 

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Marvin

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Re: Sitting up vs Laying down
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011 at 05:37 PM »
Yes, more contractions and pressure here when sitting rather than lying.
Mom to two preemies
On bedrest with #3 since 23 weeks (EDD 8/15)