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are braxton hicks suppose to hurt? this is baby #2 for me. HELP! thanks

i am 27 half weeks prego.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 PM on Jul. 8, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I asked my doc..and she said its suppose to feel like cramps..
    But I just had a doc app 2day,I have been having HORRIBLE pains in my lower stomach..and she said it could be the baby descending in the pelvic area...thats what happening to me...

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 10:58 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • and Im 28wks preggers

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 10:58 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • If the pains are just in your back it could be a uti last night i thought i was going to die becuase of the pain i thought it was braxton hicks but it wasnt. But yes they are supose to hurt.

    Answer by newmom183 at 11:05 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • They can get very uncomfortable, but they should not actually be painful. The first poster is correct; it could be the baby descending into your pelvic area. You could just call your dr or ask-a-nurse hotline & run it by them if it would help :-)

    Answer by fosternpa at 11:08 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • I suggest calling your dr. If necessary you can even have the hospital reach them.

    Answer by singlemama20 at 12:19 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • I'm 37 weeks and I've experienced menstrual cramps AND this horrible pain on my right side that decends to my belly. The cramps come every other day but this right-side pain comes everyday at night! I can't even talk and just try and breathe it out until it passes. Its my first pregnancy and I don't know what is BH and a contraction but its not any infections cause I had a culture last week and everything is negative. So I am lost at what anything feels like.

    Answer by Shamerika at 11:20 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • I've had 5 children and I've ALWAYS had painful Braxton Hicks. Always. Everybody says they shouldn't actually hurt but mine did. I would have them so hard that sometimes I would have to breathe through them but I was never actually in labor.

    Answer by proud2Bmomma at 12:03 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

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