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    Hi
    For the last couple of days my tummy has been feeling very tight (on/off) - sometimes it is just on one side like a lump and other times the whole tummy. Is this BH or just bub moving?



    Bub is apparently lying tranverse at the moment and I am 28wks.

    Thanks, T.

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    Hi Tess, they can start really early on. Certainly you could have them at 28 wks. Your whole tummy tightening sounds like a typical BH.
    I thought i wasn't having any. But i was told that everyone has them, but not everyone feels them. I realised that what i thought was bub sticking it's foot in my ribs and stretching was actually a BH!
    Push the top of your tummy and it will be a bit soft, when you have BH push again and it will be tighter, like a drum.

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    Thanks AngeA - I think that is what they are then. Good I guess my body is just doing normal things for once.

    T.

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    You can get them from around 20 weeks, which is when I did. With braxton hicks they are usually managed with a warm shower, rest or panadol (if necessary). Mine got worse as the pregnancy went on, but not everyone is like this.

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    Mine started at around 20 weeks too. For some reason mine leave me feeling like I need to go to the loo, but there's nothing there. I only get a couple every few days so far though. I've heard that everyone gets them all the time, but only feel them when the uterus is full eg - when pregnant. You actually get them when your not preggers as well.

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    in all three pregnancies, i found my BH started from about 20 weeks so you could definitely be getting them at 28 weeks.

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    Up until now (over 40 weeks of pregnancy), I have not experienced any BH! I guess some ppl get them and some don't! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

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    Carmen, pretty much everyone gets BHs. Its just some dont feel them or realise that is what they are. My first pgcy, I thought it was bub poking itself out the side, but my whole tummy was slightly harder and I came to realise as I got further along, that they were in fact BHs. This pgcy I get them all the time and they take my breath away. I started getting them noticably at around 16wks. I also get some back pains at times with them and I find if I do a lot of walking etc, I get them more often.
    You are prob feeling BHs Tess, its nice to know ur body is getting ready for the big day, even if it is still a way off.....

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    I have been having BH since around 22 weeks, They were just tightenings but from about 30 weeks on they have been really taking my breath away to where i have to stop what i am doing and rock and sway my way through them.

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    I think I was around 20 weeks when I first noticed them. It's just a general tightening feeling with me, not too painful, like a dull period pain. Not everyone gets BH so I have been told by doctors etc. But certainly I have had them. At 28 weeks I am sure you'd definately be feeling them if you are getting that tightening feeling. Good luck with your pregnancy!

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