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Is it normal to have Braxton Hicks so early?

Hi there, just a quick one. Pregnant with no.2 and I am 19 weeks 4 days, over the last couple of days I have been having `tightenings` that feel like braxton hicks. Not painful. Is this normal so early? I didn`t have any of this with no.1 till day I was due...Does this mean anything with regards to due date later down the track?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, You may be more aware of these with a subsequent pregnancy. These are very normal and signs of a healthy pregnancy. You also tend to niggle more with a subsequent pregnancy so runs of tightenings are very common. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 May 2009