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Monday, February 26th 2007, 10:52pm

Braxton Hicks??????

Hi all

Not sure if i am getting braxton hicks,

Sometimes i get a tightening in my lower abdomen, below my belly button to my pubic bone, it doesnt last long and isnt painfull,
I thought braxton hicks affected the whole tummy area,

your oppinion please

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Monday, February 26th 2007, 10:55pm

Yes, sounds like it to me.

It's a very odd feeling isn't it? :D





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Monday, February 26th 2007, 10:57pm

Could be- BH's start as early as 8 weeks, but few women feel them until 28- 30 weeks. will tend to afect the whole abdomen later on in preg. as long as bubs is moving and no other probs then i wouldn't worry.
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Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 10:07am

with contractions all the muscle spasm in unison, where as with braxton hicks the muscles can go individually or together. :))

Sounds like BH's to me hun :))








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Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 1:15pm

yep I think you are getting BH's too - it's just your body's way of preparing for the big day!
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Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 3:07pm

Thanx guys

I diddnt realise bh where so low in the abdomen, when i have read about them, they mention the whole abdomen contracting, but its such a strange feeling i thought i must be getting them

Glad my body is preparing for the big day, just hope it doesnt happen yet.lol, havent got nursery finished yet

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Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 10:13pm

Hi Sharon , i have exactly the same!!! lower abdomen on the right side is getting very hard and is pointing out for 15-30sec, i had my scan yesterday and asked my midwife and she said this is normal and if i dont have any pain i m fine. I was worry also , as i have them very often some days is 20 a day!!!

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Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 7:24pm

I never had them!!!




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Thursday, March 8th 2007, 10:58am

Is it a problem or a bad sign to be getting them as early as 15 weeks?

I was laid in bed last night, and had a few in a row (maybe 10?) lasting for about 10 seconds each .... they didn't hurt at all, and i know that they were definately BH's, as I remember them from my pg with DS ...

Of course I googled it, which scared me rigid ...

Should I ring my m/w? Anything to worry about?

:(




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Thursday, March 8th 2007, 11:05am

If you are just feeling " tight" and uncomfortable rather than painful, then i wouldn't worry too much. Keep an eye on it, and if they get worse, stronger or persistant then i would pop up to A/E. But in all honesty i would say not to panic, stay away from google........and don;t worry.

Braxton hicks do actually start very early but not many feel them until 28-20 ish weeks .





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Thursday, March 8th 2007, 12:02pm

Thanks Rose ...
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Thursday, March 8th 2007, 12:12pm

I got them at 20 weeks but I'm no advert newshy......really really keep a close eye on it....if you find you're getting them everyday you may need something to relax the uterus.....i'll be starting on it at 16-17 weeks god willing......oh oh and drink loads of water.....dehydration can make the uterus contract....are you drinking enough chick?

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Thursday, March 8th 2007, 12:17pm

I've just gone "Aaahhhh" in a knowing voice ...

Every doctor i've seen so far has said I look dehydrated, and that's probably got a lot to do with the headaches ...

I'll up the intake, thatnks hunni ... will be careful

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Thursday, March 8th 2007, 12:19pm

ahhhh i knew it....from experience :D but if you're getting more than 4 in 10 minutes you need to contact your mw/hospital anywhere.....but it was probably just lack of fluids.....drink up :D

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Saturday, March 10th 2007, 1:59pm

Hi Sharon

I just started getting these in the past few weeks and it just feels like my whole bump goes really tight - not painful but getting more uncomfortable now as time goes on.

How you keeping othet than the bh's??

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Sunday, March 11th 2007, 1:32pm

Yep thats BH i'm sure...i started getting tightening in my lower abdomen that lasts for around 30 sec, wierd feeling , not painful...from about 24 weeks. i had read enough to figure it was braxton hicks and wasnt worried, trhe midwife confirmed it later.
Interesting about the hydration levels though. I have been religiously consuming 4 pints a day so dont feel this applies in my case.
Good luck with it all and hope you are enjoyong the pregnancy as much as me.....despite my heartburn, projectile vommiting and SPD! ha ha!

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