Re: Are these Contractions?
HI! Im at 37 weeks now and from early on I've gotten BH contractions too, some painful and some not. And for me, the stronger ones feel like when I'm about to get my period. So that might be what you are feeling. I now also feel my contractions across my chest and neck when I'm laying down, it just feel tight and a little constricting it a little wierd, but my doctor didn't seem concerned she just said its all the muscles contracting in my body. I understand that as one gets further along, BH might become more frequent and a little stronger. I know they have for me. My doctor said to just always pay attention to them and if they become regular when timing them then it could be the real thing. I wish I new what the real thing felt like. I hear some women say "you will know when it's the real thing" and then I hear some say they couldn't tell the difference between BH and real contractions, so I guess we'll see....
Just pay attention to the frequency, but I think you are experiencing the same as me, mine are always stronger at night, my doc said that the uterus is more active at night (didn't ask why) so you sound normal!! Hope this helped.