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Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 2:10pm

Braxton Hicks

Question: How early do Braxton Hicks start?
LR
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Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 2:16pm

Shoot me if I'm wrong but I think women always have BH even when not pregnant, you just can't feel them. So I imagine that for every woman the time you first feel them in pregnancy will differ - for instance I never felt them.







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Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 2:23pm

im not sure i thought it was 3rd trimester but i never felt them. have you been having them?


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Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 2:49pm

i had them from 20 weeks on..

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Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 2:59pm

I was getting them from about 20 weeks!

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Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 3:51pm

With each pregnancy you have they increase in intensity as the womb works harder once the muscles have slacked, I had mild ones with Lolly from 16 weeks which were quite severe by the time I was 20 weeks, once when I was being monitored in hospital by the cons they were registering on the chart and they got concerned I would have premature labour, but she stayed in there :))

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Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 3:54pm

yeah and rivka you're right...you can have them from conception...they're just not too painful early on.

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Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 4:50pm

Mine started around 20 I think... got them when I was OOOh ing...
ICSI Jan 2006 - BFP
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Thursday, November 30th 2006, 8:04am

I had a bh at around 16 weeks, then again at about 20 weeks and had a few episodes recently.
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Thursday, November 30th 2006, 9:30am

OK, I AM GOING TO SOUND LIKE A COMPLETE NUMBTEE :duh:

WHAT ARE YOU ALL GOING ON ABOUT

NEVER HEARD OF BRAXTON HICKS [zx002]

SORRY FOR BEING SO DIZZY :drunk:

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Thursday, November 30th 2006, 9:31am

YAY - I'm normal (not often I can say that :D )

I've been having these funny feelings for about two weeks - like I've gone over a hump back bridge and my stomach has gone over and it goes a little hard for a minute or two. I know what bh's feel like later on in pg, but I wasn't sure they could happen this early.

Thanks ladies xx
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Thursday, November 30th 2006, 3:32pm

I've not had any yet!?! Or maybe i have and just dont know. Is that possible?
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Lap and dye August 05 unblocked both tubes. :D Hurrah!!!! :D
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After many up's and down's we're back and ttc naturally in 2013!

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Thursday, November 30th 2006, 3:46pm

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Originally posted by sharon77
OK, I AM GOING TO SOUND LIKE A COMPLETE NUMBTEE :duh:

WHAT ARE YOU ALL GOING ON ABOUT

NEVER HEARD OF BRAXTON HICKS [zx002]

SORRY FOR BEING SO DIZZY :drunk:

SHARON :xxx3:


braxton hicks are practise contractions sharon...the sensation is that your tummy goes abit hard..it tightens then loosens again... a little bit like real contractions.

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Thursday, November 30th 2006, 9:15pm

Oh giggles i have been getting them too, now and then. Thought I was making them up :D

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Friday, December 1st 2006, 7:26am

Sorry Sharon I missed your post. I didn't get braxton hicks on my first until way on in my pg, that's why I'm suprised I'm getting them now - it's all good though :]
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I'm a single parent.





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Friday, December 1st 2006, 3:46pm

THANX M24P :thanx:

I KNOW WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR, SHOULDNT GET THEM FOR A LONG WHILE YET

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Friday, December 8th 2006, 8:27pm

C ?(an i ask do they hurt.....?
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Friday, December 8th 2006, 9:08pm

I had them early on, i don't think they hurt my belly would go really tight and tense.

Just a weird feeling.

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Friday, December 8th 2006, 9:38pm

I've had two full-term pregnancies and never once got a Braxton Hicks.
Had a total of three fresh IVF cycles and three frozen transfers (embryos and blastocysts)
m/c @ 11 weeks in 2007 DS1 and DS2 born from fresh IVF cycles :D
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Saturday, December 9th 2006, 7:40am

What are Braxton Hicks contractions?
Braxton Hicks are sporadic uterine contractions that actually start at about 6 weeks, although you won't be able to feel them that early. You probably won't start to notice them until sometime after mid pregnancy, if you notice them at all (some women don't). They get their name from John Braxton Hicks, an English doctor who first described them in 1872.

As your pregnancy progresses, Braxton Hicks contractions tend to come somewhat more often, but until you get to your last few weeks, they should remain infrequent, irregular, and essentially painless. Sometimes, though, Braxton Hicks are hard to distinguish from early signs of pre term labour.

Play it safe and don't try to make the diagnosis yourself. If you haven't hit 37 weeks yet and you're having four or more contractions in an hour, or have any other signs of pre term labour, call your caregiver immediately.

Thought I would put 'official' info on to prevent any confusion.

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Monday, December 11th 2006, 9:20am

Nice one Maddy :D

I have heard some people say they hurt, but mine never have. Just a tightening and pulling down around my belly sensation
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I have 2 beautiful boys 8 & 6, and one beautiful girl
1st ICSI - 15 eggs - Oct 05 - BFN
2nd ICSI - 22 eggs - egg sharer -Feb 2006 - BFN
I'm a single parent.








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