When do braxton hicks start??

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  1. Jonesy25

    Jonesy25 Well-Known Member

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    Could i have them now at 23wks?? also if not... what else could be tightening at bottom of bump/just under??
     
  2. littlesteph

    littlesteph expecting baby no:3

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    the tighten is Braxton hicks.
    with my son I started to feel them at 28 weeks
    with this one I was a little under 18 weeks
     
  3. Jonesy25

    Jonesy25 Well-Known Member

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    Ah phew, i was worrying as didnt think they would start this early!!
     
  4. littlesteph

    littlesteph expecting baby no:3

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    I started worrying when mine started, so asked about it, quite a few people started having them early.
     
  5. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    With my first I started around 28-30 weeks. With my second I was about 20 weeks, and would get one whenever I exerted myself in any way (standing, twisting, bending over, sneezing, etc) It got quite annoying by the end lol :haha:
     
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    xjesx Well-Known Member

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    ohhh thats what that is!!!!!


    I teach dance, so at times I have felt this tightening. I wanted to say to my husband yesterday evening that after dance I have this tightening and feeling like the babe is super heavy.

    I just started noticing this the last week or so.

    Sometimes even after a short 20 minute walk.
     
  7. JessPape

    JessPape Myself, Husband, DD

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    I never noticed them in my first pregnancy till after 20 weeks, with this one, I noticed them as early as 12 weeks. Its really different for everyone.
     
  8. Srrme

    Srrme Well-Known Member

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    I can feel them around 15 weeks and onward.
     
  9. PierceWife

    PierceWife Gabriels' mama!

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    I started feeling them about a two weeks ago...
     
  10. Wishing_well

    Wishing_well Well-Known Member

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    They can start as early as 12 weeks.
     
  11. HPmum2B

    HPmum2B Well-Known Member

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    I felt them from about 16 weeks in both pregnancies. The strongest ones are after sex.
     

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