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What do contractions feel like?

IM 29 weeks pregnant and i keep on getting pains in my abdomen. They are heavy and tight and they don't last very long. But they are coming and going.

They're also making me feel sick. I guess i would probably know if i am having contractions. But im honestly unsure. Can anyone enlighten me?

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mum-to-be-at-18

Asked by mum-to-be-at-18 at 3:46 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Braxton hicks to me felt like period like cramping. My tummy would get super tight and then back to normal, super tight, then back to normal, over and over. They did not follow a pattern. Sometimes my tummy would feel so tight it'd take my breath away.

    Key to remember if they are braxton hicks they will not follow a pattern and not increase with intensity. They will lighten up when you shift positions and/or empty your bladder. Be sure you drink lots of water!
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 3:48 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Awesome. Thank you a and j momma
    mum-to-be-at-18

    Answer by mum-to-be-at-18 at 3:50 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • drink LOTS of water-if there BH water tends to help-I personally like eating Ice chips myself-But you will KNOW when your having actual contractions! Trust me
    judith_visco

    Answer by judith_visco at 3:51 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • generally they feel like bad menstrual cramps...but its different for everyone some people only feel them in there back...and some people say they barely felt anything
    hug4akiss

    Answer by hug4akiss at 3:53 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • like your flexing your whole stomach but u arent controlling it! lol deep breathing and closing my eyes and counting really helped me
    bradynsmom222

    Answer by bradynsmom222 at 5:26 PM on May. 19, 2009

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