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confused about contractions..?

Probably a stupid question..which is why i put it anonymous =)
what does a contraction feel like? i have heard that i will just KNOW when it's happening, is that true? I keep reading all of these magazines that are talking about braxton hicks, but as far as I know I haven't felt anything like that. Do most people get them? Or is it just something that you may or may not experience(the braxton hicks, of course, not the regular contractions lol)?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • its just your abb muscles getting really tight. sometimes it just makes it awkward and sometimes they can be painful (imagine doing a ton of crunches and how sore your abbs can get, and a little short of breathe) everyone gets them but they become more obvious the closer you get to your due date. you wil though, you will KNOW. im 7 months and im just now feeling the contractions...

    Answer by trystons_mommy at 8:44 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • for me- i didnt feel contractions really. my first few contractions made my tummy feel funny and tighten. i was induced and started having contractions the night before. by the time i got to the hospital, my contractions were about 5 minutes apart and irregular. i only felt a few of them and they were not painful. then i was hooked up to equipment and pitocin and shortly after had pain meds (not epidural yet). i dont remember much after the pain meds because they were great and i was exhausted since i didnt sleep at all the night before. sorry im not much help but thats what it was like for me.

    Answer by SThompson21 at 8:45 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I am not sure, I hear the same thing, but what if I DON'T know.. since I'm ammune to really bad pain anyways..
    I think I have Braxton Hicks, but I'm not sure because I'm so used to the pain from periods and such. =/
    Good question, it's not stupid.
    There's not such thing as a stupid qestion!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • to me they feel like someones putting a belt around my waist and just tighting it and tighting it then releases

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

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