braxton hicks

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  1. nat4lie86

    nat4lie86 Well-Known Member

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    when do they start?
     
  2. kellyo

    kellyo Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Hi,

    It depends - when I was pregnant with my first I never noticed them but with this one they started at around 20 weeks.
     
  3. CocoaOne

    CocoaOne Well-Known Member

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    I had my first ones last night (I think!)
     
  4. Claire788

    Claire788 Mum to Gorgeous boy!

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    I'm waiting for some still :)
     
  5. 21Rach

    21Rach Mum & TTC

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    heya hun, personally mine started early, but some people will literally never have them. everyone has a different opinion my midwife told me i would be startin to experience them in about a month this was about 2 months after i'd started feeling them lol but as i said totally normal to not get them at all so don't worry either way there's no normal xxxxxxx
     
  6. emalou90

    emalou90 Well-Known Member

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    its normal not to have ANY at all :)

    don't wish for them though, sometimes they aren't very comfortable or bareable!
    i had some all day once after DTD, and it made me so irritable because i wasnt feeling hungry or anything.
    i felt mine (once) at 22 weeks and then again (all day) at 33 weeks xx
     
  7. flowertot

    flowertot mummy of 2

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    i didn't notice them with my first until about 28-30 weeks but this time i've had them since 18 weeks and they are so strong now that i can't move when i'm having one. like others have said though its still normal not to have them. some do and some don't.
     
  8. LuckySalem

    LuckySalem 2 daughters

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    I didn't notice them with DD.
    However, I think I had some today.

    Stabbing type pain in my left hand side?
     
  9. vinnypeanut

    vinnypeanut Sleep deprived!!

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    LuckySalem i dont think Braxton Hicks are supposed to be painful. Its just a tightening of ur bump.
    I have only had about 2 and im still not 100% sure it was definately BH's
    x
     
  10. LuckySalem

    LuckySalem 2 daughters

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    I think there was a tightening I don't know. Wasn't too painful just enough to make me realise there was something there.
    I'm not worried ... will mention it to MW on Tuesday at my regular appointment but I'm not worried.

    Hmmm - wonder what it was then.
     
  11. aflight84

    aflight84 Mummy to a princess x

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    I think i've been having something for a couple of days now today has been more intense than before i'll have to ask the midwife on new years see what she thinks!
     
  12. hellohefalump

    hellohefalump Well-Known Member

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    mine started at 16 weeks this pregnancy, 27 weeks with my last pregnancy.
     
  13. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I didnt notice them with my first. They started about 28 wks with my second and 24 with my third. Not everyone gets them :)
     

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