Braxton hics question.

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  1. masonowen

    masonowen Well-Known Member

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    I,ve been noticing for a couple of days that I seem to be getting a lot of them. I got them lots with my boys but after about 25-30 weeks. Is it ok to be getting lot,s now?
     
  2. Rachel1509

    Rachel1509 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah definately. I remember getting some very uncomfortable ones around the 18-19week mark. Apparently we have them from as early as 6 weeks! But they gradually get stronger and more noticable :)

    Just our bodies way of getting prepared! Exciting!
     
  3. masonowen

    masonowen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I weren't sure if it was ok to get so many strongish ones. They getting on my nerves!!
     
  4. Rachel1509

    Rachel1509 Well-Known Member

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    In fact, I think the ones I got in the 2nd tri were a lot more intense compared to ones I've had in the 3rd tri so far! I remember been laid on sofa and had to breathe through them and rub my tummy til it went. Not pleasant are they!
     
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    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    How far on are you - sorry can't see tickers on my phone. My most intense ones were round about 24ish weeks, they've calmed down a bit now. Dehydration can make them worse so make sure you drink plenty.

    Xxx
     
  6. masonowen

    masonowen Well-Known Member

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    I,m 17 weeks. Now you mention it, I,ve not been drinking as much recently.
     
  7. masonowen

    masonowen Well-Known Member

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    No!! That's what mine are like, I could hardly get off the chair before!!
     
  8. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    Definitely try upping your fluid intake. that helped me - i wasnt taking in anywhere near 2L a day. xxx
     
  9. Loula

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    Dont think id know what they are if i were getting them :) x
     
  10. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    Apparently most people have absolutely no idea they are having them. Hence why most people describe them as Painless. Its your uterus contracting - similar to it would in labour.

    Its kinda like a tightening of the whole bump - some people only realise they have them cos they feel bump is harder when they touch it - for those of us who are unlucky - it can be quite painful.

    xxx
     
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    Mine are the same I have to breathe through mine and rub my tummy too. x
     
  12. reillybaby1987

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    I don't know if i've had any can anyone explain what they feel like? i'm clueless lol xx
     
  13. Rachel1509

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    Well in my 2nd tri they felt like tightenings, particularly quite low down, like someone was stretching my skin, then after about 10 seconds, it released and was gone. Wasn't really what I'd call painful, just uncomfortable, and bearable.

    I haven't had many in 3rd tri to be honest, apart from earlier, they were quite strong (weird after I wrote on this post yesterday I'd not had any bad ones recently!) but they were under my bump and on the middle of it at the same time, and felt a lot tighter. Little bit painful, but I coped! :D
     
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  14. reillybaby1987

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    Don't think i've had that yet, unless i have and not known about it lol xx
     
  15. Rachel1509

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    Probably have! Loads of times, it can go unnoticed a lot
     
  16. masonowen

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    Me either, I normally drink plenty, but over Christmas I,ve been drinking pop instead, thats probably dehydrating me more xx
     
  17. masonowen

    masonowen Well-Known Member

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    :dito: mine feel like someone's squeezing my bump, and it,s quite hard to get up.
     

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