BH/contractions?

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  1. Moussecake

    Moussecake Member

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    Im 37+3 today and over the last 2 weeks have had more aches and pains.

    In the last 45 minutes Ive had 3 moderate pains, 2 of which felt like my foof was being stretched. I know baby is low down but have never experienced labour or bh before.
    (Dd1 was born via emcs)

    Does this sound like contractions or normal pregnancy pains?

    Thanks in advance x
     
  2. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like normal pains tbh. Just your body gearing up I think.


    On my iPhone - so cant see tickers :(
     
  3. giz

    giz Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, sounds normal to me too.

    There was no mistaking contractions when I got them. I literally had a ripple effect go down my whole belly. Very distinctive.

    I'm not 100% sure if I ever had Braxton hicks last time. I used to have episodes where my belly would in rock solid for 20 mins/half hour. Don't know if that was bh.

    I'm 34 weeks now and not had any bh yet.

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    next one due 12th Aug 2013
     
  4. Clairabelle

    Clairabelle Well-Known Member

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    I'm 37 weeks too Moussecake and I've been getting lots of bh and period like pains. At this stage I think our bodies are just getting prepared for the real thing. You'll know when it's the real thing cos th tightenings will get stronger and more painful and closer together. Could happen any time for us now though :) xx
     
  5. Bellarina

    Bellarina Well-Known Member

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    hey hun im 37 wks and tonight I had loads of Braxton hicks to the point where I had to question whether I was actually in labour (having never been pg before I had no idea)....plus I was getting a weird like shooting pain in pelvis,.,,,,they've stopped now tho so I can only assume they were practice for real thing

    xxx
     

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