thread: No Braxton Hicks ???

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    Kooeyau Guest

    No Braxton Hicks ???

    I am currently 32 weeks with my first baby and so far I have not had any Braxton Hicks contractions.Most of the books and Magazines i have read say they usually start around 26 weeks!!! so is it normal for me to not have felt any of them yet??
    I am starting Chilbirth Classes tonight and plan to ask about it then but just wanted to hear from other expecting mums out there

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    Hi There

    I never had any BH's at all with my first born. So not everyone gets them

    Love :smt049

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    carmen Guest

    I don't think that I have had any - I get some aches and pains but I think that they are just general pregnancy rather than b/h.

    The midwife asked at our last class if anyone was having them and most people said no so I think that the books tend to make out that b/h happens to everyone whereas they don't seem to be that common in real life.

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    spiddles Guest

    I didnt think I was getting any either until I went to the doctor yesterday and I had high blood preasure so was sent to the hospital. Turned out being good because doc gave me another u/s and it turn out bubs is not breech after all is in the right position. Is its butt poking me in the ribs and not the head. So hopefully within a week I should drop.

    At the hospital I was set up to baby trace machine. Measures movements, heartbeat and contractions. Midwife was telling me I was having contractions and pretty regular like 3-4 mins appart. So there you go!! I didnt even realise!!!

    They think I should be ok just need to take it easy and if I have dizziness, headaches etc I have to go back.

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    I didn't have any Braxton Hicks contractions during my pregnancy either, and I used to wonder 'why not?', as well. The closest I came to them was after my waters broke, (labour hadnt started though) I was having little niggly pains and the nurse told me they could have gone on for weeks to prepare my body for labour (only because my waters had broken, I was induced)

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    carmen Guest

    HI Spidddles

    I have just noticed that our due dates are very close together - looking forward to keeping in touch


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    kelstar78 Guest

    Hi there, I'm nearly 34 weeks and had been wondering the same thing. I had a chat to the midwife on wednesday and I found out that not all BH are the same and that my 'period pain like' feelings and the painless tightening of my tummy that I only notice when I rub it are all counted as BH. I am started to realise that nothing in pregnancy is what it seems and as long as bubs is moving then things are fine. Good Luck!

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    spiddles Guest

    Carmen - yup we sure are close. So who will go first *lol* Bets are on!!!