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Old 01-11-2007, 06:34 AM   #1
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Braxton Hicks????

I have no idea what Braxton Hicks are supposed to feel like but I am have been having this weird cramping. For the past week I have been getting these cramping pains that feel like my period is going to come on. It is the weaker cramps that I would get before the bad cramping kicks in. It lasts for a little while and then goes away. What is this? I am about 36/37 weeks. With DS the Dr scheduled my c-section the day after my due date and DS hadn't even dropped or seemed anywhere near arriving so this is all new to me.

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:24 AM   #2
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Re: Braxton Hicks????

My braxton hicks did not give me any cramping or pain. My stomach would just really really hard for a minute and then it would go back to normal.

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Re: Braxton Hicks????

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My braxton hicks did not give me any cramping or pain. My stomach would just really really hard for a minute and then it would go back to normal.
same with me. my belly turns into a really hard ball and it makes it a little uncomfortable to change positions while i'm having one, but then it goes away after 30 seconds or so. no pain, just slightly uncomfortable. i'm 34wks & i've been having these since 16 or 17 weeks

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Re: Braxton Hicks????

In my first pregnancy I had both Braxton-Hicks and real contractions for weeks before I delivered. The Braxton-Hicks were painless and as described by the ladies above. The real contractions hurt like cramps. I had two sets of those about 2 weeks prior (36 and 37 weeks) and almost went to the hospital both times. They stopped after about 2 hours and were 6 min apart but the pain didn't get worse as time passed like it did with real labour. As it turns out, DD came 10 days early. My water broke at 5:30 pm and I delivered at 11 pm. I'm pretty sure those earlier rounds of contractions contributed to my speedy delivery... Good luck with everything!

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