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Old 07-24-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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braxton hicks

when did everyone start getting their BH??? i am 21 weeks and have braxton hicks, i am kind of sad and scared

 
Old 07-24-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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Re: braxton hicks

i think i started getting them around the beginning of the second trimester. they are nothing to be scared of just annoying and uncomfortable. its all normal. if it was real labor they would hurt bad and be regular.

 
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:51 PM   #3
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Re: braxton hicks

Hi Tam I am 24 weeks and also have them, I started feeling them at 22 weeks. My gyn increased my magnesium intake and it is now much better. They are normal so try not to worry.

 
Old 07-24-2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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Re: braxton hicks

with both of my first two pregnancies I got BH really early too. It was no big deal, both of my babies were born exactly on their due date, so try not to worry too much!

 
Old 07-24-2008, 10:36 PM   #5
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thanx everyone, i will try to relax and increrase my water intake ,i hope it goes away and doesn't come back until much later

 
Old 07-25-2008, 06:41 AM   #6
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Hey all im 33 weeks and i dont recall ever having any braxton hicks contractions. What do they feel like?

 
Old 07-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #7
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everyone has them its just that some people dont feel them. the uterus contracts even in the beginning of pregnancy its just that some people can feel it happening later on. for me it feels like a rubber band going down my stomach that is being pulled really tight and doesnt want to let me stand up straight. my stomach gets really hard.

 
Old 07-27-2008, 10:45 PM   #8
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they are so annoying and scary for me, does anybody knows what helps to stop them

 
Old 07-28-2008, 04:32 AM   #9
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This is my second pregnancy and if I've ever had them, then I didn't know it. I do get this feeling sometimes where it feels like the baby is pushing down on my lungs or something and it's hard to breath. It only lasts for about 30 seconds I'd say and then it's gone. At the same time, it seems the baby is all balled up in there on one side. Could this be what I am having too? I just wasn't sure. It doesn't hurt, it's just weird and it feels like someone is pushing on my lungs or something....
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:00 AM   #10
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Delia,

Thats what i get from time to time it feels like the baby want to be closer to me when i talk. Alot of the times when im on the phone the baby is balled up under my ribs and stays there. It looks and feels so weird to have a lump there. But Then there are times where my stomach tightens on top for a few seconds out of the day.

 
Old 07-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #11
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tam, laying down on your side in a cool room and drinking a lot of water will usually make them go away. dehydration and over heating is usually what makes them start up for me.

 
Old 07-29-2008, 10:14 AM   #12
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well i am resting now and getting only a few but they are so anoying
when did u all get them i got them at 20 weeks

 
Old 07-29-2008, 11:39 AM   #13
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i think mine started around 16 wks or so. they are annoying and they only get worse. im getting ones now that are a little painful in my stomach and lower back and i have trouble breathing. it feels like a cramp that goes around my back to my stomach and up to my chest. i called the dr about them cuz i thought i was going into real labor but he said im not cuz they arent regular and i dont have it all the time. i cant even imagine how bad the real ones are gonna feel

 
Old 07-30-2008, 01:06 AM   #14
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and how far along are you now sg111? i also have a cervix 29 mm long my doc says it;s nothing to worry about

 
Old 07-30-2008, 06:47 AM   #15
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im 32 wks. ive never had my cervix measured. i go to the drs today and i have a lot of questions. now that i have GD if he doesnt offer them then im gonna request those non stress tests and ultrasounds to monitor his growth. maybe ill start having my cervix checked if i get those tests done

 
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