thread: Braxton Hicks

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    psychomamma Guest

    Braxton Hicks

    Has any one else had early painful Braxton Hicks contractions? I have been feeling them since about 19/20 weeks ( this is my third pregnancy) I didnt feel them at all in my last two - or only a few in my last few weeks.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004
    Switzerland at the moment

    I haven't had any. But I understand that it can vary strongly from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy.
    Sorry, that I can't offer more help.


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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jul 2004

    Well i'm almost 27 weeks and from time to time i get these strange sharp pains in my belly, at the top and sometimes down the sides. Not too sure if it's Braxton Hicks though. This is only my first pregnancy.

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    psychomamma Guest

    Those pains could be either Braxton Hicks or the round ligament pains ( I think they call them that!) you get - I get heaps of the sharp ligament pains too more when I roll over in bed or something like that they are on the side near my hip more- the contractions are different and hold tight across the bottom of my uterus and seem to last for a few minutes and then go. Sometimes those ligament pains can be a real killer! I start to roll over in the middle of the night and then have to stop because I can feel a real sharp pain coming on! Oh well only 18 weeks to go - hehe