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braxton hicks- contractions in my throat. Normal?

During braxton hicks my neck gets hot, and my throat contracts. Is this normal? O_o


Asked by stenhouse_baby at 5:07 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • thats how i feel- it goes up into my chest and throat like something is sitting on me- also in my head a bit like i get the feeling im upside down and all the blood is running to my head lol

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 5:15 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • It's pretty common to feel the intensity of contractions in parts of your body where you normally hold tension. Does your throat and jaw tighten up when you're under stress or feeling tension at work or home? At times when you're not feeling BH contractions, practice tightening and relaxing your neck, jaw, and throat muscles. Even if you're planning on using medications when you go into labor, releasing the tension of early contractions will help you deal with them until you've progressed far enough for meds.

    Answer by eema.gray at 5:11 PM on Apr. 19, 2009