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Braxton Hicks

When do braxton hicks start? How early? What week?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jan. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I have heard as early as 12 weeks.

    Answer by reflect1light at 8:51 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • I never had any with my first but with this pregnancy they started at 5 months..

    Answer by EmilyJolly at 12:09 AM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • They don't necessarily "start". I had them from early on. I was VERY active. I was an avid exerciser and ran through my 5th month. They got really noticeable from 7 months on. They say if you get more than so many per hour you should get off your feet and drink a glass of water. My doc said they can start due to stress and dehydration. BH aren't horrible things. I worried about them until my doc explained them as my body getting ready to have a baby! From then on I relaxed about them. Good luck!


    Answer by MarynmomofColby at 1:46 AM on Jan. 5, 2009

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