It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pregnancy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 502
Denise98 HB User
Braxton Hicks ??

Hi, I know this might sound completly stupid but Im 26 weeks pregnant and I hear everyone talking about these braxton hicks contractions.. my question is how will I know that I am having them and not the real thing or even know what it is at all? This is my first pregnancy so everything is new to me and I get confused about alot of things any info would help..

 
Old 01-02-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
Registered User
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 701
rounsy222 HB User
Re: Braxton Hicks ??

Braxton hicks are your bodys way of getting ready for labor. To me they feel just like the ones I had with my first daughter when I went into labor. The differance to me was these are not consistant and only last 20-30 seconds. They dont really hurt exactly but your tummy gets really tight and hard.
I am actually having problems with them and have been for about a month+ and have to go to the doctor to make sure I have not dialated. I pretty much have 3-4 and hour all day long, sometimes more sometimes less. The rule of thumb is that if you have six or more(what my doctor told me) go to the bathroom (a full bladder can cause them) and then lay down for an hour on your left side. If you have six more within that hour to call the doctor.
Meg

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-02-2006, 12:30 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Charlotte,NC
Posts: 718
skeetersquirt HB User
Re: Braxton Hicks ??

I am 29 weeks pregnant and a full bladder, normally in the evenings, tend to trigger them for me. I can feel my stomach/uterus getting really tight and I have to stop what I am doing, it is uncomfortable, but not painful.

For a while I did not realize that I was having them until my Dr. told me what they were! This is all new to me as well!
__________________
Robert Michael Born on 3/20/06

 
Old 01-02-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: england
Posts: 2,513
weepyone HB User
Re: Braxton Hicks ??

b/h are your uterus practising. it goes all hard and is a bit uncomfortable but no pain. when i first started having them i did not realise what they were i just thought it was my baby lying heavy on the wall of my tummy. in fact i am having one now i have several a day and have had them for months. they do come on when i need a wee but at random times as well. it is only if they get real frequent or they get increasingly painful you should see the doc straight away.

 
Old 01-02-2006, 11:49 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 502
Denise98 HB User
Re: Braxton Hicks ??

Thanks for all the info! This all gets really scary and confusing when its your first one and everyone has some different story to tell you, you dont know what to expect..

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Holy Braxton Hicks ! almac Pregnancy 6 04-05-2010 03:33 PM
Braxton Hicks, or Contractions??? hotmamma13 Pregnancy 7 10-26-2005 08:19 AM
Braxton Hicks... Should I call the Dr.? AnnieinPA Pregnancy 4 10-04-2005 11:05 AM
Braxton Hicks questions. sweetea13 Pregnancy 7 08-25-2005 09:41 PM
Did i just experience Braxton Hicks? babygirl224 Pregnancy 2 07-10-2005 06:39 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Seraph (6), cattieos (2), mumovhann (2), kittenkaboodle (2), Xkwizit (2), TwinMamma (2), quinyonna07 (2), Kali333 (2), hillarynotclinton (1), lovelyme (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:23 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!