(Closed) Cramping but not Braxton Hicks

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

When I had contractions, even in active labor, my stomach never got hard.  I always heard you’d know you were having Braxton Hicks because your stomach would tighten/get hard but it wouldn’t hurt.  Not that way for me at all, lol!  🙂  My doctor said I was having Braxton Hicks, but it felt like menstrual cramps to me, and my stomach never got hard.  They came and went for several hours a day in my last 2-3 weeks, and were often timeable between 7 and 10 minutes apart.  Actually, my labor contractions felt really similar to my Braxton Hicks only, obviously, a lot more painful.

Post # 4
990 posts
Busy bee

When I had cramping like I was having a period, it turned out that I was in labor lol…it started around 2pm and my water broke around 7pm…

Post # 5
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My braxton hicks contractions have been just like that ….period cramp like and not much hardening. At first I didn’t know if they were braxton hicks or not but my doctor finally assured me that they were.

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