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What do braxton hicks contractions feel like?

Im only 33 weeks 3 days and wonder if this feeling in my stomach are braxton hicks cause I really didnt have any with my first atleast not that I noticed.

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Asked by LANDENSMOMMYlmk at 5:12 PM on Mar. 9, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • It feels like a muscle cramp, your stomach will get tight, sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesn't but they are brief and don't last more than 30 seconds usually.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 5:14 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • first time I ever felt one it was like a pressure which eventually went away. I was driving at the time and it hit me out of nowhere. and honestly thats the one and only time I ever felt it

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 5:16 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Mine were painless. My belly would just get really hard and I often mistook it for the baby doing a somersault.

    Answer by amileegirl at 5:59 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • period cramps, tightness around your stomach. Lower back aches. Like i said like strong period cramps. im 36 weeks 5 days well almost 36w6d.... I get them all the time now and they hurt a lot lol

    Answer by aeroslove at 2:03 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

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