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how long is too long?

So how long are normal braxton hicks supposed to last? my belly has been hard as a rock for over an hour now. it doesn't hurt, no cramps or bleeding or anything. I just thought this was only supposed to last a minute?

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rhianna1708

Asked by rhianna1708 at 4:14 PM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • maybe your baby fell asleep resting against your stomach
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:18 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • op- i guess that's possible, but baby's not that big. i'm 18 weeks. and just started noting the bh in the last week or so
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 4:20 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • could be gas?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:23 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • op- lol, nope, definitely uterus and no gurgly gas feeling
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 4:24 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • you should just call your doctor to see what thats about
    Dom123123

    Answer by Dom123123 at 4:25 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Sometimes, your belly just gets hard. If it's not painful, it's okay. As long as it doesn't last days, you're fine. Particularly if you've been working hard, are stressed, or anything that can bring on the BH, you can feel that. I used to get it a lot at work, or during or after going for long walks. It would get hard for a couple of hours.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:35 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

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