i didn't really have either until the end of my pregnancy with my 1st baby. but i started have braxton hicks with my second at 14 weeks, which scared me to death, but my dr. said as long as i didn't have more than 4 an hour that it was fine. and i started swelling right around 20 weeks, just in my feet and legs. it was only every so often though. but sometimes it would feel like i was walking on balloons.