Is anyone else getting contractions when they stand up or are active for periods of time, only to have them decrease and stop when seated, relaxed or laying down?
I can be standing, doing light activity like cooking or washing dishes, and my contractions will increase until they are only three to five minutes apart and about 45 seconds to a minute long. Today it has gotten to where they can be painful, like period cramps (or feeling like you have to poo). I have also had waves of nausea and diarrhea (TMI, sorry).
I will go sit down with my pitcher of water, and the contractions will decrease in intensity and slow to a stop within about 15 minutes. Unfortunately, drinking all this water makes me have to get up to pee every hour or so, and so the cycle of contractions is triggered again.
I saw my OB for this on Wednesday, and I am going back tomorrow because the Nifedipine prescribed, and boosted to max dose this morning, is not still stopping this from happening.
Anyone else have this?? I am hoping these are just Braxton-Hicks from hell, and not actually pre-term labor.