How Often do you get Braxton Hicks/Tightening feelings?

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  1. Tsia

    Tsia My MyloMan - he turned 1!

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    I have to ask this cos now I am 22 weeks I am feeling these more and more. Not just when I orgasm.. lol... but throughout the day.
    Like yesterday I was getting them every half hour! and they made me stop what I was doing each time til they subsided.
    Maybe it was cos yesterday was an active day.. I cleaned out the shed and went to the dump with stuff in my car.. do you think being this active will bring them on?
    Cos for a moment I could have been convinced that I was going into premature labour they were so frequent.

    But all the time.. baby was kicking away.. so I thought all was well and carried on about my day. I didnt strain myself and was taking my time etc.

    Today my tightness contracting of the uterus feeling/Braxton Hicks have been less often.. only probably felt about 6 times today. Yesterday was like 36 times!
    Is this normal?
    How often do you feel them??
     
  2. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Hi, i had braxton hicks last friday. They came on and off for about 45 minutes. Not particularly painful they did hurt and made me stop what i was doing, really uncomfortable. I do find though that when i stand up my bump also goes really tight and uncomfortable. Thats happened quite a few times.
     
  3. ShadowRat

    ShadowRat Well-Known Member

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    I've only ever had one on its own other than orgasm ones (lol) ... I don't think I was even particularly active! I don't know much about them though, so I'm not much help there :winkwink:

    Shadow x
     
  4. Tsia

    Tsia My MyloMan - he turned 1!

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    theyre becoming more frequent.. dunno if this is normal. May mention it to MW next time I see her.
     
  5. peekers

    peekers Well-Known Member

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    im still not sure i have felt them!
     
  6. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    im not sure wether ive had them or not uknow, i wud defo mention to mw if u think ur getting them to often tho....just 2 be on the safe side hun xx and calm down a bit !!! sorting all the shed out ! tut tut tut :hugs:
     
  7. Armywife

    Armywife Mummy to 2 beauties

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    At the risk of sounding stupid...what are the? Yesterday i had what felt like period pains on and off for a few hours, is this it? Sorry for having to ask! xxx
     
  8. dizzy duck

    dizzy duck Mummy to Oliver

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    I haven't experienced BH apart from after ML, if I was you I would call my MW and slow down a bit, Im sure its perfectly fine though, take care :hugs: XX
     
  9. golcarlilly

    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    They just feel like a band tightening round your whole bump, they should be painless at the moment, it is a really strange feeling!
     
  10. Armywife

    Armywife Mummy to 2 beauties

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    Not felt that as far as i can remember (i get that many pains, niggle and feelings that i could well have but just don't know it!). Wasn't overly painful pains yesterday, i put it down to growing pains, felt just like average period pains. I get a wierd feeling accross m bump sometimes but i though it was baby turning over or something? Thanks Golcarlilly! x x x
     
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    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    It could be baby moving but might be BH, I get loads of different pains too!!!
     
  12. Tsia

    Tsia My MyloMan - he turned 1!

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    Do you get them when you orgasm? or just after.. sorry tmi.. lol

    I think they feel weird too. Yes I am slowing down.. I wasnt really doing much though.. and going really slowly anyways.
    When the BH do come I can really feel where baby is lying!
     

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