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What do painless contractions during pregnancy indicate?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 in Pregnancy
Question: I am 28 week 2 days pregnant. I am having painless contraction 8-9 times everyday from the past 5 days. Do i need to be concerned?. My baby movement is normal
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Just normal contractions.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The mild painless contractions that you are having are normal during pregnancy and are called XXXXXXX Hick's contractions. If there is any pain associated with these or the baby's movements reduce then it is worrisome and you will need an ultrasound scan and a non stress test in that case after consulting your gynecologist.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 7 minutes later
How many contraction is normal everyday and do these contraction occurs everyday( i am having it everyday). And how to find whether baby is having normal movement. As movement of baby is irregular
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
These contractions are normal even if they happen daily.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
These painless contractions are normal. These can happen everyday. The movements of baby are more pronounced after meals. It is best to notice the movements after a meal. There should be at least 3 movements in one hour or 8-10 movements in a day.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

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