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Are braxton hicks really supposed to be painless?

I don't remember them being like this in my first pregnancy, but I have a lot of ligament pulling and discomfort when my belly hardens like I'm having braxton hicks...and sometimes it lasts for like 20 minutes...Anyone elsE?

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Asked by LoveBuggsMommie at 10:43 PM on Mar. 26, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • They weren't painless, just didn't progress into labor.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 10:44 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Mine hurt baaad. but they were a different kind of pain than labor. mine hurt my stomach but labor hurt everywhere lol

    Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 10:47 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • mine arent painful just uncomfortable...they are called contractions because they arent comfortable...but you shouldnt have any actual pain until the real contractions come along..mine usually last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour off an on at one time

    Answer by ahsot1230 at 10:52 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • i would get braxtons after sex right at the end of my pregnancy. the braxtons were painful...the real contractions didn't hurt at all, never did. i felt them but they were just annoying. i was backward with my labor haha, my contractions got less painful over time

    Answer by momofone725 at 10:57 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Mine hurt.....

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 10:55 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • They are not painless.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 4:50 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • mine hurt bad i even showed hubby that my stomach is hard when i am having them he is like omg I do not remember them being this bad with my other two

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • mine hurt with all 3

    Answer by asil at 12:31 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

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