What do braxton hicks feel like?

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  1. baby D

    baby D Joshua and Amelia x

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    Hi ladies.

    Just wondered if anyone can describe what braxton hicks feel like? It's just i've been getting a 'hard' sensation in my tummy now and then - it doesn't last very long and its not painful (is it meant to be?) but the feeling makes my bump 'feel' more obvious - I notice its there more - if that makes any sense! :rofl:

    Any descriptions would be great - just so i know what i am looking for!

    :hug: to you all. Hope you are all happy and well xx
     
  2. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    I think I had my first feel of Braxton Hicks last night! My bump just got hard and felt like it was stretching - really weird but not at all painful. Apparently the uterus contracts from 6 wks (although you wouldn't feel them until much later of course!)
     
  3. ajarvis

    ajarvis Well-Known Member

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    My braxton hicks felt just like that - mine weren't painful at all last time - it was just a tightening of the stomach and made my stomach feel hard to the touch. I started feeling them around 17 weeks. Doctor said possibly because I worked out alot and they're worse after exercise or exertion...
     
  4. Mandz

    Mandz 2nd Trimester

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    I have been freeling the same tightening/hardening of the tummy lately, good to know what it is!
     
  5. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    I didnt have them With my son untill real late on , They were quiet painfull but not bad enough for me to stop in my tracks ..
    A real tight uncomfertable feeling , If that makes any sense lol . xx .
     
  6. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I think they feel like the baby is trying to push its way out thru the top/front of your bump in an attempt to escape 'alien' style!!! I actually thought that it was baby's back pushing until I had one at an ante-natal appt and my MW told me it was BH.

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