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braxton hicks?

when do they usually start?
what do they feel like?
will they hurt?
should i time them like regular contractions?
should i inform my doc when i have the first set of them?
will i feel lthem in my whole stomach or just down there??


sorry- im 26 weeks and trying to get prepared so i dont freak out if i have them cause then SO will have me rushed to the hospital for no reason... lol

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rainylittlebug

Asked by rainylittlebug at 10:24 PM on Jun. 8, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • it shouldnt hurt, it should feel like your whole tummy gets rock hard, it can be un commfy, but wont HURT- you dont need to time them because it makes no diff and your doctor dont need to know because you can get them anytime between 12 weeks and 38 weeks.
    dont worry and just relax, you'll be able to tell the diff between a real contraction and BH. I'm having a braxton as i type- LOL
    just feels like a rock in my tummy!
    good luck mama!
    judith_visco

    Answer by judith_visco at 10:27 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • when do they usually start? It is different for everyone.
    what do they feel like? Just lil cramps
    will they hurt? Some can but most arnt
    should i time them like regular contractions? Nope They really dont mean anything.
    should i inform my doc when i have the first set of them? No Just if you have regular contractions.
    will i feel lthem in my whole stomach or just down there?? I felt them in my whole stomach with my son with my daughter I never knew I had them until the dr told me during a appt.
    MamaAlderman_2

    Answer by MamaAlderman_2 at 10:30 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • when do they usually start? Anytime sometimes you don't feel them.

    what do they feel like? light tightening in the abdomen/ very light menstrual cramps

    will they hurt? No, they should not hurt

    should i time them like regular contractions? Only if you have 4 or more painful ones in an hour

    should i inform my doc when i have the first set of them? You can but it's not necessary

    will i feel them in my whole stomach or just down there?? in your stomach

    I know how you feel i felt the same way with my first but i've learned now how different each pregnancy is (11 weeks along with my 3rd) Good luck!
    jnsdrf

    Answer by jnsdrf at 10:30 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

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