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Braxton hicks Lock Rss

Can anyone tell me what Braxton hicks feels like? A couple of times over the past few weeks I get this tightening sensation on both sides of my stomach. It doesn't hurt but just feels like a cramp without the pain (if you know what I mean)...

I am 28 weeks pregnant with my first baby and I am almost positive it is Braxton Hicks that I am feeling.

Thanks Ulanda


Hi Ulanda!
It does sound like Braxton Hicks that you are having!
I felt them earlier, this time, (with bub no.3) around 20 weeks!

Feels like a tightening/pulling sensation..lasts for a few secs...then releases again...(I know what I mean...just don't know if its coming out right!! lol)
Im now almost 34 weeks, and mine are now lasting a lil longer, and can sometimes hurt...even though they say they aren't suppose to!!!

Good luck!

Tina, mum to Jake, Tylah & Jayden smile

hey I know you posted this ages ago now but i just wanted to tell you that having braxton hicks is actually a really good thing-or it was fo me anyway. with my second i had them just about every 10mins for the last month. by the time i was ready to give birth most of the work was already done and my labout lasted less than 2 hours. apparently they are getting everything ready for the real contrations and making things nice and soft and ready to go and when its all ready it makes things go a little quicker!
hope your labour is al ittle longer than 2 hours(too fast!) but a little less than most!

Kathryn - Zack-4, Toby-2 & Molly 1

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