Braxton Hicks - when do they start?!

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  1. kristen77

    kristen77 Well-Known Member

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    Hello! Am a bit confused with these - are they normal then? Does everyone get them?! When do they start roughly? I figured it was much later on, just before your due date? :wacko:
     
  2. minyme

    minyme Well-Known Member

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    Mine has started already and i am nearly 25 weeks.
     
  3. Sam9kids

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    You have them from really early on, just some dont feel or feel them later on.

    Ive felt mine for a few weeks now
     
  4. Emx

    Emx Mum/Cautiously pregnant

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    They start from about 8 weeks - you just dont feel them until later when your uterus is bigger. I had a few when I was 15 weeks as I had a UTI and then didnt feel any again until last week, and even now they are pretty sporadic...
     
  5. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    I didn't feel any at all with my first pregnancy. This time I've felt them from about 18 weeks.
     
  6. lanaross

    lanaross Mom to Bella and Greyson

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    The books say we might start feeling them as early as 20 weeks. My obgyn though thinks it's a little too early for that. BH did go away for me for a while after I had them first at around 22 weeks. Now I can feel them more often. It's painless and I wouldn't even say uncomfortable.
     
  7. LogansMama

    LogansMama Well-Known Member

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    I have been getting them already - and for several weeks now. I think its super early - since with my first I didn't get them probably till after 30 weeks or so.... but I'm guessing its because this is my 2nd baby? I don't know. But they are super annoying to me. They don't hurt - but they ARE very uncomfortable TO ME. They are different for everyone though. Some women hardly feel em.

    I know with my first - they weren't as bad as this time around. With my first they only lasted a few seconds off and on. This time they seem to last a LONG time when I get them!
     
  8. diane60f

    diane60f Well-Known Member

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    I'm 26 weeks and i don't even know if i've had them....:)
     
  9. Jadey121

    Jadey121 Mummy of 2. Expecting No3

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    I felt them from about 20 weeks - this is my 2nd pregnancy though!
     
  10. Miss-Boo

    Miss-Boo Well-Known Member

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    can someone describe exactly what they feel like?
    my uterus keeps randomly going really hard for a few minutes at random times.
    it doesn't hurt but feels a bit odd.
     
  11. Janiepops

    Janiepops Mum of 2 :)

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    That's what they feel like! Hehehe it's a weird sensation, everything feels kinda tight and your bump goes hard to the touch. I've started getting mine, always seems to be at night when I'm most relaxed.
     
  12. Miss-Boo

    Miss-Boo Well-Known Member

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    oh wow didn't think you get them until much later on!
    I take it that they're completely normal and harmless then? I get them a few times a day
     
  13. Sam9kids

    Sam9kids Guest

    They are fine. They are only a worry if they get stronger, painful and regular
     

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