Re: What does Braxton Hicks feel like?
Actually, BH are a good thing. Like kiedy said, your uterus is prepping iteself to actually push out the baby.
When mine started, it would come on really slow...like 20 seconds or so to tighten...then it would hold tight for about 15 seconds...then another 20 seconds or so to go back to normal. I pretty much knew exactly what it was the first time it happenned...that was around Week 25.
As the weeks went on, they occurred quicker...taking about 5 seconds to tighten.
Now at 30 weeks, many times I don't realize I'm having one if it comes on while I'm sitting down...but I sure notice how tight it is when I'm in the process of standing up. I have at least 1, sometimes 2 a day. They should not hurt or be painful...just strange & tight. My doc says if they truly hurt, I'm to get myself to the hospital.