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mobiz:i've just always heard drink some water and lay down--good luck!
And try to relax...listen to some soothing music or something. Don't second guess yourself either. Call your doctor if you feel you need to even if you haven't had the required number of contractions. Hugs, and best of luck.
I've had 3 bouts of pre-term contractions since I hit 20 weeks. Here is what my doctor/midwives recommend.
Drink lots of water- like 2-4 glasses
Lay down on your left side
Make sure your bladder is empty as soon as it's full
Take a warm bath to relax
Eat something (mine get pretty bad when my blood sugar is low).
Good luck! I hope they stop for you- having to go to the hospital for them is no fun!
Drink 32 oz of water in 20 minutes. That's a lot of water in a short period of time, but dehydration can sometimes cause fake labor.
Empty your bladder.
Those are the three things they tell you to do in childbirth class to distinguish between real and fake labor. Not sure if any of those things will stop "real" labor/contractions, but it'll stop fake labor, which will give you some peace of mind.