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do you get braxton hicks because i m sure im getting them

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Asked by Love_My_Lil_One at 9:56 PM on Mar. 23, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • i didnt get them personally..i got contractions instead and im currently having them lol..
    A contractions, sadly, YOU WILL KNOW WHEN YOUR HAVING CONTRACTIONS..your belly gets as hard as a rock and feels really tight for up to a minute

    i dont really know what braxton hicks feel like..
    you might not get them..or you might get far along are you

    Answer by MissKellee at 9:58 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • i have had them come off and on since i was 3 mths

    Answer by sfewell09 at 10:01 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • they generally start at 6 weeks but most people cant feel them until they are farther along

    Answer by chevygirl2007l at 10:10 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • my stomach tightens and gets hard and it is like every hour and a half

    Answer by Love_My_Lil_One at 10:15 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • it should be VERY having contractions right and i tell ya..their not to wonderful <3

    Answer by MissKellee at 10:20 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • i started getting mines around 13 or 14 weeks- and im still getting them- ugh!!

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 10:28 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Any contractions you have that are not actually producing labor results are considered braxton hicks. They can be VERY painful, last about 30 seconds to several minutes, and will be very irregular but some women have reported having them some what regular only for them to disappear suddenly.

    BH actually start very early in pregnancy but many women do not feel them until the 3rd trimester and many other women have them but don't realize what they are because they aren't painful.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Everyone is different but when there most confusing is 7 month or so

    Answer by amommy2a2yrold at 9:27 AM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • What are Braxton Hicks contractions?

    Braxton Hicks contractions are sporadic uterine contractions that start about 6 weeks into your pregnancy, although you won't be able to feel them that early. You probably won't start to notice them until sometime after mid-pregnancy, if you notice them at all. (Some women don't.) They get their name from John Braxton Hicks, an English doctor who first described them in 1872.

    As your pregnancy progresses, Braxton Hicks contractions tend to come somewhat more often, but until you get to your last few weeks, they'll probably remain infrequent, irregular, and essentially painless. Sometimes, though, Braxton Hicks contractions are hard to distinguish from early signs of preterm labor.

    Play it safe and don't try to make the diagnosis yourself. If you haven't hit 37 weeks yet and you're having more than four contractions in an hour — or you have any other signs of preterm labor

    Answer by amommy2a2yrold at 9:29 AM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • I started getting em at 5 months!

    Answer by Aneq at 2:38 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

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