How early did you start feeling Braxton Hicks?

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  1. CeliaM

    CeliaM Pregnant mom of 2

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    I've been getting them now since just after 20 weeks, and now at 22 weeks, have them daily (mostly hourly!). Really curious if this is common! With my first, I didn't get them till the end of the 3rd tri.
     
  2. porkpie1981

    porkpie1981 Well-Known Member

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    I dont think i got them last time but i think i ve had them a few times now with this one (tho im not 100% sure). I sorta shocked me and felt like i was trying to hold my belly in or something
     
  3. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    It was from about 22 weeks for me I think but I really only started really noticing and knowing what they where in about 25 weeks. You can get them from 6 weeks I read somewhere, then read somewhere else that it was 16 weeks you got them from. I have had about 3 a day for about a week here. Ok not every day.
     
  4. DNA0930

    DNA0930 <3 Baby L & Baby Q <3

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    I never had any braxton hicks contractions...its sorta strange to hear about them as i have no idea what they're like LOL
     
  5. CeliaM

    CeliaM Pregnant mom of 2

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    It's kind of like the feeling you get when baby is big and trying to have a stretch and pushes out against you, but the pressure grows and extends over your whole belly. I know that's vague!!
     
  6. laydee10

    laydee10 Well-Known Member

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    i dont know if im getting them..but i sometimes get a sharp pain ..so sharp that i need to holdmy stomach...im 18 weeks...but it goes away withing seconds...ive only have it like maybe twice a week...but i dont know if thats blaxton hicks..can anyone tell me?
     
  7. mummy to be

    mummy to be Cautiously Pregnant

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    I have no idea what they even are... can you really get them from 16 weeks on??? ohhhhhh that is SCARY!!!!!!!! i am 16 weeks now eeeeeep :S
     
  8. Novbaby08

    Novbaby08 Mom to Harley & Piper

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    hmmm...I'm 34 weeks and I havent gotten any..
     
  9. donnad

    donnad Well-Known Member

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    i've been having bh since i was 17 weeks shocked me at first because my other pregnancies they didn't start till i was in 3rd tri.
     
  10. DNA0930

    DNA0930 <3 Baby L & Baby Q <3

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    Really?? Strange, I didn't get them at all during my pregnancy. I guess I'll have to wait for #2 to see what they're like :D
     
  11. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    I had them through all my pregnancies. You can feel your belly go hard and tight when you get the hicks contraction. I had them bad with my 1st daughter
     
  12. Nemo and bump

    Nemo and bump mummy of 1 daughter

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    i got them from 20 weeks.
     
  13. heather91

    heather91 Preggers with 2nd

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    I had my first last night. Really freaked me out! x
     
  14. mummy to be

    mummy to be Cautiously Pregnant

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    how early can you get them and where on you belly are they usually? i am getting pains like a quick stabbing pain on my lower belly on the left hand side. usually last about a sec or 2 than goes away.... i dont know what it is or what is causing it :( it hurts and i wanna know that everything is ok?
    I am 16 weeks and 2 days i think ;)
     
  15. CapitalChick

    CapitalChick Mommy to 1 and preggo!!!

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    Still haven't gotten any.
     
  16. claire roach

    claire roach Well-Known Member

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    this is my 3rd pregnancy and im getting them every day and theyre quite strong!!!! i didnt have them at all in my previous 2 babas
     
  17. Frankie

    Frankie Well-Known Member

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    My belly hardens then eases up if those are them
     
  18. sarah_george

    sarah_george ♥Proud Mummy!♥

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    ive started getting them today, i thought it was too early, i just logged on to start a thread to see when they should start roughly and stumbled on this one, i didnt get them at all with my first pregnancy and not until much later with number 2 xx
     
  19. pennysbored

    pennysbored Well-Known Member

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    I started noticing them a couple weeks ago. They aren't so bad...
     
  20. CeliaM

    CeliaM Pregnant mom of 2

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    So glad to hear others get them this early. I was getting pretty concerned, especially with how frequent they are!!
     

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