If the contractions are enough to make you "puff" while they are happening, and you are getting 4 or more an hour (sounds like its more!) then call NOW. The answers you have here already are correct.
My 3rd child arrived at exactly 35 weeks, I'd been having strong Braxtons all day but had not really understood (1st time in labour!). In retrospect, they were really labour pains, as my waters broke that evening. She was delivered by emergency section the next morning.
Braxtons can be very strong, enough to make you stop walking or talking until it passes. Makes your abdomen go hard while its happening. Labour pains don't tend to do that so much, but you can unconsciously "puff" a little while you breathe through it.
If you haven't already, do call your midwife or doctor asap.
Edit: it you are in labour they may be able to stop it for you.
Mummy of 3
· 1 decade ago