Braxton Hicks

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  1. Juice

    Juice Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember having any braxton hicks in my first pregnancy, but this time I've had loads. And they are WEIRD! They kind of take my breath away, but not in a painful sort of way, it's just as if my lungs are being squished a bit or something. It's so odd!

    What are/were yours like and how often do/did you get them?
     
  2. RuthW80

    RuthW80 Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed I get them quite often in the evening when sitting relaxing- very strange feeling! X
     
  3. kellylou

    kellylou Well-Known Member

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    Same here I never really noticed first time around but particularly bad this week for me in the evenings normally when she is active.
     
  4. twinkle90

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    I don't know if I get them. I feel alot of 'tightenings' but I don't know if that's the baby pushing her way round lol x
     
  5. Juice

    Juice Well-Known Member

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    Yeah all mine are in the evening too!
    Do any of yours hurt?
    Twinkle, when you think it's happening, have a poke around your belly and if it's hard everywhere then it's contracting! ;)
     
  6. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    I got braxton hicks with Jackson, I kept thinking I was going into labour.

    They didnt hurt. My bump just went all hard and tight, every other day theyd happen.

    Wee practice runs.


    xxx
     
  7. beanie5

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    mine are pretty similar to yours Juice, feel a bit breathless but not painful. not sure how long it's been going on as i think i mistook them for movements for quite a while. last couple of weeks it's been daily, frequency changes though, sometimes it's every few minutes other times it's maybe one an hour/every few hours. tends to happen more when i'm walking around
     
  8. Juice

    Juice Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I think I also thought they were just strong movements at first. They're just so weird! Wouldn't it be nice if labour was this painless! :lol:
     
  9. kellylou

    kellylou Well-Known Member

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    I've been getting lots recently mainly when I've been doing too much
     
  10. Birdo

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    YES! I cant breathe when I have them . I have to move to try and ease them off x
     

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