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Can someone give me more info on Braxton Hicks contractions?

When can they start and what do they feel like?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I'm not sure when they can start but they don't hurt. Your stomach kind of tightens up and gets firm and then it relaxes.
    sadira29

    Answer by sadira29 at 3:16 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • for me they hurt. i don't know when they start for most but for my second they started around 32 weeks, for my first i never had them. if you walk around, drink water, or lay on your left hand side they should go away. they aren't consistent (no specific time frame between them etc..)
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 3:24 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • They can start at any point in the pregnancy. Some women think they are uncomfortable but I've never heard anyone say they hurt. For me, my stomach would just go rock hard, like it was no longer made of skin and muscles but made of solid rock. After a few minutes, it would go away. It was an odd feeling but it didn't bother me.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:26 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Well, there you go - I've now know of one women who says they hurt. Everyone truly is different and every pregnancy she has is different.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:26 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • they SHOULDNT hurt . however every one handles pain diff, I HATE internal pain most will say they can be uncomfy, it should feel as though your tummy muscles get hard and than relax and can start anytime after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
    judith_visco

    Answer by judith_visco at 3:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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