Braxton-Hicks contractions

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  1. Wobbles

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    Can anyone describe Braxton-Hicks contractions? :blush: And when in 2nd tri do they start! :wacko:
     
  2. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    I didn't get them at all with Kayleigh, and only had a few with Charlie and they were in the 3rd tri, not the 2nd.

    They just feel like a tightening of the tummy, and a little period-type pain. Not really painful actually, just uncomfortable.
     
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    Scarey ....

    Felt like shit yesterday and was sitting here with a pulping/bubbling feeling but down there :blush: so for some reason looked which is never good! She must just be kicking me low and way I'm sitting lil moo!
     
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    Do u know my MW told me at my 32 week appointment I was too early to get Braxton Hicks! Yeah right, my belly doesnt feel like a man's erection for nothing!x
     
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    I was having tightening at 16 weeks. I would look down at my tummy and see what appeared to be a ball, randomly hardening below my belly button. I asked the MW what it was and she said practice contractions- when I questioned her about getting them at 16 weeks, she told me we get them throughout pregnancy but not often do people notice them until the 3rd tri. It's only because I had no fat in my stomache that I could psychically see it happening. Apparently if I was of a 'normal' weight prior to pregnancy, I wouldn't have noticed them at all, but because I was 6 and 1/2 stone, I could basically see everything that went off down there.. Thats another reason for me feeling baby move at 15/16 weeks, and having scans that were crystal clear. APPARENTLY anyway.

    But to answer your question, wobs. They feel like a tightening, and your whole tummy goes hard! If youR tummy is only hard in a certain place, say on the left hand side, but its soft everywhere else, then its the baby, but if its hard everywhere then its BH!
     
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    Thats rather amusing the way you worded that lol!!:rofl:
     
  8. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    I didn't get any at all and was a bit disappointed by that since I had a section. No idea what childbirth feels like at all!
     
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    sore :rofl:
     
  10. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    :rofl: Ahhh I felt that alright!
     
  11. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    some would say you're lucky?
     
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    When I had my first BH's I crapped myself & had to leave work!

    My tummy went solid but I could still feel Boo going mad proper kicking! I dnt know if it was just me but they made me feel a little unwell, I was short of breath (prob cos I was panicing a lil) really hot & couldn't cool down! I also had bubbly type pops happening down there?

    I just remember feeling frightened!
     
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    I think most here feel ucky to be parents but I'd not think I was lucky for not being able to experience child-birth and that comes even from the days of TTC. Whatever is best for my baby is priority but hey would be nice ....
     
  14. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    Sorry, hope that didn't come across as tactless on my part.
     
  15. Tilly

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    I never got loads of pain with mine but my tummy would go really hard.. it's so hard to explain the feeling though, kind of like a big heavy ball inside your belly and a stretching feeling.

    By the way, I felt id achieved something by having a vaginal delivery, I really didn't want a c section or any unnecessary drugs.. well I did have gas and air but I didn't want anything else as I was just thinking of Bethanie (I don't blame the women that have had stronger drugs though lmao cause it bloody hurts).
     
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    How could it woman? lol

    x
     
  17. Louise

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    Yea, same here wobs, didnt mean for it to sound 'off'.

    Im scared of my own shadow so Im bound to say something like that! x :) I'm sure its a wonderful experience, but until I have actually gone through it myself, (like many things), i'll continue to be extremely frightened as I dont know what the hell to expect! eeek! :(
     
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    Your not the only one hun lol I feel a bit scared sometimes when I think about it but then I see the girls saying ya know what when it happens you just want bubs out lol The end result will make up for it all ;)
     
  19. Helen

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    Now that's the truth! "GET THIS THING OUTTA ME!!!" :hissy::rofl:

    And then they could've been doing anything to me on that operating table once Charlotte and Thomas had arrived. I was totally transfixed by them. :baby::baby:
     
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    OH dear Helen we're the exact opposite. I'm going to ask my doc if I can opt for a C-Section b/c I'm just to scared of the labour pain and experience. Has anyone else done that with their first child?
     

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