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Do you generally have a lot of braxton hicks leading up to the real ones?

Do you notice a lot of frequent, strong, but irregular contractions before you start real ones?


Asked by Ethans_Ma at 2:32 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I am 30 weeks and I have been getting them frequently. Sometimes they just feel like my belly is blowing up like a balloon and stretching and just more uncomfortable than painful. But the last few times they have hurt really bad. I usually get the painful ones when I go for a walk, I just breath/walk through them. They arent on a scheduled pattern or anything, thats why im not worried about them, but they do come on and off all througout the day.

    Answer by lizjones at 5:17 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • i am pregnant with #3 and i have never had braxton hicks at all

    Answer by vgaines at 2:34 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I did yea.

    Answer by Cherries12 at 2:34 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I had braxton hicks starting from 22 weeks on. The doctor even had me stay at home at 32 weeks because I kept haveing false labor at work by myself.

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 2:36 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I had braxton hicks contractions from about 20 weeks on-going. They never really changed. After my water broke my contractions were more frequent, but not more painful. I had to be given pitocen after 12 hours an no progress. Ouch. :)

    Answer by Busimommi at 2:40 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I've had 2 kids, and had never had Braxton hicks

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:45 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I felt Braxton Hicks all the time with my first, but no labor by my scheduled C-section at 39 weeks.

    With my second, I never felt a single contraction until active labor.

    Either way is "normal".

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:54 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • yes but they got worse towards the end and i was contracting really bad before my water broke

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Apr. 18, 2011