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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 01:04 AM   1
nnaime
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Braxton Hicks 19 weeks?


So heres some background: Last week or two I was out if town for a week raking care of my grandma who had a fall but left early due to cramping and pains and feeling overall overworked and overstressed.
Seemed to get better with rest. I get pains in the sides of my stomach when I do something fast or funny, rest helps.

Recently I've noticed if I'm out and about walking for longer than normal I get out of breath and have to breathe deeply and I get this crampy pain all over my stomach and lower back. This happened a few times only if im walking a lot. Then it occurred to me could that be some sort of contraction? I'm only 19 weeks but I read that Braxton hicks can start in second trimester. Obviously I'm a ftm and have no clue what that would feel like. Is walking something that would trigger that if I've been otherwise inactive lately? How can I avoid these pains contractions or not?

Had a Dr visit after I got back from trip and said LO was fine that I probably have a sensitive uterus and as long as it gets better with rest I shouldn't worry too much. Didn't mention this pain cause I'd been resting myself since that relieved me of the pain I had on my trip and hadn't noticed the new pain when I was out walking.

TL;DR ftm, cramp pains when walking a lot, not sure if contractions, what is it and what do I do



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 02:58 AM   2
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I wouldn't say it sounds like braxton hicks, those are more of a tightening/tingling sensation than cramps, but it still could be and that's just how you're experiencing them. BUT I will say that getting cramps (non-BH) when you're overdoing it physically is pretty typical. It's quite common to feel crampy feelings if you've been walking a lot or generally exerting yourself. I always read that it's your body's way of telling you you need to slow down so I always try to listen to that. The other biggie is staying hydrated because not drinking enough can cause cramps too. I hope they pass soon for you but if your doctor says baby is fine then I wouldn't be unduly worried, just try to take it a bit more easy.



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 02:59 AM   3
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Oh and the pains in the sides of your stomach when you move fast or in certain ways is almost definitely round ligament pain and is totally normal.



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 08:00 AM   4
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I had braxtons from about 15 weeks last time, haven't had them this time yet. They can often happen if you are overdoing it/doing physical exercise and especially if you aren't drinking enough water. Like talia said, round ligament pain is short and sharp and often if you move quickly or in the wrong position. Braxtons hicks are more of a crampy longer pain that can move across your stomach. Mine would usually last 5-10 seconds roughly. Either way they are nothing to worry about as long as you are not overdoing it and staying extra hydrated



 
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