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Braxton hicks Lock Rss


I am 21 weeks pregnant with my second child and wondering when braxton hicks contractions normally start.
Just the last week or so i have been getting a really tight feeling in the tummy and my tummy will go all hard. Does this sound like them or is it just me growing??

Thank you

Mummy to Joshie 15/07/03 & Hannah Lily 26/02/06

Hi Larnie,
Thank you for your enquiry. Braxton Hicks are really present for most of the pregnancy but most women aren’t aware of them until the baby is bigger. The tightenings are much more noticeable and a bit more uncomfortable later in pregnancy. Yes it does sound as if you are experiencing Braxton hicks.
Best wishes,

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Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.
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