(Closed) practice contractions

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

My practice contractions felt like period cramps.  I didn’t actually start feeling them until after 37 weeks, and they would intensify when I was walking or doing something physical.  Sometimes, they were actually timeable at 7 to 10 minutes apart, but I couldn’t always tell when they were starting/stopping.  Usually, they stopped completely after a couple hours of resting.

Actually, my early labor contractions were really similar.  They felt like period cramps, and were timeabel a few minutes apart.  I thought it was just because I was so active, and if my water hadn’t broken, I don’t think I would’ve known I was in labor for a few more hours (when they became really painful)!

Post # 5
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve started having BH contractions with Wombat, but never had them with Moose. Mine are painful, like period cramps; irregular; and go away after I chug a ton of water.

Post # 6
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

My BH contractions started around week 24 I think and I don’t think a day has gone by since the first one where I didn’t have at least one. For me, my belly gets rock hard and it kinda takes my breath away, though there’s no pain. Once baby started getting a lot bigger though, sometimes it would feel like I was having one but then I look down and it’s actually her pushing her entire body over to one side of me. Funny how similar the two feel though!

Post # 7
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been having regular BH contractions since about week 28…at one point they were 3-4 minutes apart and I called the hospital, they told me to come in and kept me there for 2 days!  It was week 35 and one of the nurses told me “this is probably it!” but I kept telling them there was no way I was in labour, because it didn’t hurt!  I have a little twinge of pain with them, like super mild period cramps and my belly gets really hard and sometimes look lumpy, depending on where baby is.

Yesterday I had five or six that were actually painful, like a “real” cramp, and had two that felt totally different than the rest – instead of like a cramp it felt like someone was squeezing hard on my belly, if that makes sense…. either way, we’re 39 weeks now and every time I feel anything I’m crossing all my fingers that this is it!! 

Post # 8
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I never felt any Braxton Hicks, and then when the main event came it felt more like when you have stomach cramps.  I was always able to talk through mine and they never felt like what I imagined they should feel like.  It was very confusing… but my baby was OP so maybe that had something to do with it.

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