Sorry, another thread about contractions and braxton hicks lol When it's contractions, does your *whole* bump tighten and contract or is it only a certain area..? I know a lot of people say it feels like a belt around their belly so I'm guessing it's not the whole area?? I'm getting quite strong tightenings every now and then which last quite a while, however, it's only in the middle of my bump, across where my belly button is and really bad pressure along my pubic bone. Also been having period type cramps for last few days.... could this be a sign of something happening? But then it could just be braxton hicks right?