Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

braxton hicks?

are they just contractions that arnt cosistant i dont get it.


Asked by Shelii at 4:48 PM on May. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy

Level 21 (11,389 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (3)
  • Yes you can say that. The main difference is that Braxton Hicks are irregular and they go away when you drink water or change your physical activity. With early labour contractions actually walking may make them worse and drinking water doesn't help either. In general Braxton Hicks are supposed to be painless ( rather tightening your muscle than pain) but they may be quite uncomfortable especially closer to EDD.

    Answer by polkamama at 6:56 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • yeah...they come and go when you are somewhat past the middle of your pregnancy...and they dont hurt either...some might be stronger then the last but if your contractions are the same time apart...then you might not be having braxton hicks...

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • They are like practice contractions to prepare your body for the main event!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 5:08 PM on May. 13, 2009

Next question in Pregnancy
medical insurance for your new born??

Next question overall (Health)
am i un heathy