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What do contractions feel like? What does braxtons hicks feel like?

What would cause a peorid like pain at 27 or 28 weeks?

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Asked by babydoll845 at 11:59 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It's normal. They feel like bad period cramps

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 12:00 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • You'll be able to tell the difference when they happen. BH can hurt like real contractions, but the real ones get way more intense over time and get closer together.

    Answer by febmom007 at 12:01 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • They come and go, and the quality is that of period cramps. It's possible you're having round ligament pain. Is the pain steady? Does it increase at certain times, like if you've been sitting, and then you stand? Round ligament pain is very common among pregnant women, and the only relief really is warm (not hot!) compresses. The round ligament attaches your uterus to your labia majora, and it gets stretched big time as your uterus grows, hence the pain. It can be pretty intense. Try to take it easy when it gets bad, and you can try to stretch it out (dont't stretch too hard). Hang in there, mama!

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:27 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • braxton hicks are just contractions that don't lead to labor, they feel the same. your belly fells tight and then it feels like bad period cramps from hell

    Answer by lashes325 at 2:36 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • If you are having a braxton hicks contraction you can watch your stomach tighten. And if I remember right it rolls upward where as a labor contraction rolls downward. Braxton hicks will go away if you relax where as real labor does not. I started getting braxton hicks contraction around the 27 wk. Annoying.
    And like someone else pointed it out it could be round ligament pain.

    Answer by momof2cuteboys at 4:57 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

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