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Can you discribe what braxton-hicks feels like. I think i have been having them but am not sure. it sometimes is just a sharp pain in my stomach that lasts half a second then goes away other times it just feels like my stomach tightens up really bad. when it does this it doesnt really hurt its just uncomfortable. Thanks

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Asked by stephmiester87 at 9:09 PM on Jun. 23, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • I never felt the braxton-hicks contractions but when I went into labor the beginning contractions felt like gas pains that lasted 30 sec. to a couple minutes.

    Answer by momoflilangel at 9:11 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • The muscle tighting of the stomcah is what I felt! Good luck.

    Answer by Mimomof3boys at 10:00 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • I had contractions for quite a while and didn't realize it. It felt like my son was just stretching out. My whole belly would get tight, but it wasn't painful or even uncomfortable. I asked my doc and mom about the sensation and was told that it could be contractions. I started to time the contractions and realized that I was in real labor. I had my son the next day. So...if you're having strange sensations pretty frequently, I'd time them just to see. good luck!

    Answer by sbailey at 10:04 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • I did not feel contractions until after my water broke, but when I did it started out as mild period cramping and then the pain just increased. Best of luck to you!

    Answer by 2coolmama at 10:30 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • BH are the ones where your uterus gets really tight. They can be uncomfortable depending on how you're sitting/standing.

    Answer by crazysocks830 at 11:46 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • Braxton Hicks contractions - BabyCenter
    How to recognize these painless uterine contractions that happen throughout pregnancy. - 111k

    Answer by vbruno at 11:48 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • If there is a very sharp quick pain I would say that much is round ligament pain. However, the tightening of your stomach area could indeed be braxton hicks.

    Answer by MamaPyratekk at 8:25 AM on Jun. 24, 2008

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