(Closed) Braxton Hicks Contractions

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I never had any BHs until about 37 weeks.  To me, they felt like really mild period cramps, or like when the baby decides to dance on your cervix.  🙂  My belly never really felt tight; it was more of the movement/rolling/cramping feeling in a regular pattern for me.

Post # 4
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’ll feel like a contraction in the sense that the whole uterus will harden…. usually from the bottom to top (or just not all at the same time)

If it’s just a portion/spot of the uterus then that’s probably just baby. =)

Post # 5
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine felt like the beginning of labor.  Not intensive contractions.  But in my mind they were, that is until I was actually in labor.  You’ll know if it’s braxton hicks if the contractions are irregular.  Meaning not every 3 to 5 minutes, but 3 minutes, then 10, then 7, then 15, etc.

Post # 6
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’ve been wondering this too.. I am only 27 weeks, but yesterday I felt my whole stomach tighten, it was uncomfortable but not painful. But I wasn’t sure if it’s something the baby was doing, or a braxton hicks? How do you tell the difference?

My midwife asked me at my 24wk appt if I’d had any, I didn’t even know they start this early,

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