May 9, 2008 8:48AM
When should you start to feel braxton hicks? I'm 29+3 and I haven't noticed any yet, but so many people due around the same time as me have been having them. Should I be worried? Could I be having them and not notice? Thanks.
May 9, 2008 6:10AM
Hiya, im 30 weeks tomorrow and i havent had any yet either x
May 9, 2008 6:15AM
Oh that's good to know, thanks Melissa1! xxxx
May 9, 2008 6:17AM
Hi to both, It definately not a bad thing not getting them. I didnt get any in my first 2 pregnancies but always get them with this one. When you get them as well its sometimes a little added worry if it turns into anything more!
I definately wouldnt worry even my midwive has said not a lot of people get them or they get them but they are so slight they go unnoticed. Hope this helps xx
May 9, 2008 6:19AM
I think its nothing to worry about. I have asked my midwife and she has said not to worry.
2 B honest i dont even know what i would be looking out for lol x
May 9, 2008 6:23AM
Thanks, that's great. Maybe I'll be lucky and not get them then! xxxx
May 9, 2008 6:26AM
u will be getting them not sure if they r called braxton hicks these ones?? they r painless and the only way u will feel them is by putting ur hand on ur stomach. i never even knew this was them til i read it in a magazine!! ur stomachs goes rock solid for a few secs and then back to normal. just ur body practicing. xx
May 9, 2008 6:31AM
I didn't get any up until a couple of weeks ago, and no I get them everytime I move
my tummy goes rock solid for a few secs and then kind of drops back to normal, they are really annoying lol
May 9, 2008 7:00AM
I'm really confused about this, I thought when my tummy went hard it was baby pushing herself up to be rubbed, I get that all the time and thought my baby was very active. But I have also had some twinges down below which I thought was baby pushing on cervix, I am soooo confused!
May 9, 2008 7:13AM
i didn't get any bh that i noticed with my first pg but this time i get lots and been having them since about 25 wks. they are quite uncomfortable cos they squeeze the lo really hard and then he kicks me back like they make him grumpy!! mw saaid if i am getting lots it means that i am overdoing things and to take it easy. also she said eat lots of yoghurt to replace calcium and have warm bath if they are painful.
May 9, 2008 7:48AM
This pregnancy malarky is soooo confusing.....!! Ha ha xxxx
May 9, 2008 8:48AM
lol I know, just remember every pregnancy is different. I started getting them at about 20 weeks.
Mar 13, 2019 9:59AM
Colic & reflux! Help!
Hi all! My LO is 3 weeks & 1 day. Around 11 days ago, I recognised signs of colic and my HV confirmed she believed he was suffering with colic too. It always began at 9pm for a few hours. We changed baby bottles and began giving him Infacol. We noticed a slight improvement but he was still screaming! We battled on as Infacol takes a while to work. Sunday evening he began crying at 6pm and it carried on all night and at 10:30am on Monday, I took him to the doctors, still crying and screaming 😭. The minute the doctor called us, he fell asleep. She thinks he also has reflux so gave us infant gaviscon. She recommended us trying Colic cow & gate also. So, we began with Gaviscon and started Colief instead (the dr didn’t rate Infacol).. with the new milk and he slept wonderfully! The bout of colic that evening lasted 20 mins and that was it! Next night (last night), it came back with a vengeance. He’s screamed all night, he’s refused milk, he’s drank the odd 2oz here and there, he’s straining and crying, his legs and arms are wild, he eventually managed a poo which was brown and sticky! 💩 it’s now 10am and he has finally fallen asleep - in my arms. Ive booked him in with a chiropractor as I’ve heard great things and I’m still using colic bottles and Colief.. please can someone offer any advice. I’m at a total loss. I’ve not slept in a fortnight and I really can’t watch him in agony until this stops - in a few months time 😳😩