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I think im having braxton hicks, how do i know for sure?

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ItsABoy11809

Asked by ItsABoy11809 at 12:02 AM on Dec. 13, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • your belly will start getting hard then it will go and away and come back..
    BUT if u having pain while its happing then go and see a doc..
    yamil519

    Answer by yamil519 at 12:06 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • if the pains get progressively worse and closer together its real labor. if they just come and go, arent that painful, go away when u change positions then they are braxton hicks
    Butterflysky_24

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 12:26 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Braxton Hicks can be a little painful - but typically they are erratic. As others mentioned you feel your belly harden with the practice contractions.. but they shouldn't be regularly timed. Dehydration can make them hurt more. Also, braxton hicks typically go away fairly quickly -- drink some water, lay down on your left side.. if they last more then an hour, hurt, if there is any bleeding/fluid, or they seem to come more and more often -- definitely call your nurseline or doctor.
    Serafyna

    Answer by Serafyna at 12:35 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • MOST BRAXTON HICKS WILL GO AWAY... I WOULD ALWAYS JUST TAKE A NICE WARM BATH, AND IF THE BATH TOOK THEM AWAY THEN I WOULD KNOW...THEY CAN HURT, BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THAT FIRST REAL CONTRACTION THAT MAKES YOU THINK ' OKAY,,,THATS THE REAL DEAL"
    wifey334

    Answer by wifey334 at 5:08 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

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