Mar 6, 2008 5:57PM
Is it normal not to have any false contractions?
It says in my book that you start experiencing them at 23 weeks but I am 32 weeks and haven't felt anything yet. Does this mean I will have a harder birth, or go overdue? xxx
Mar 6, 2008 10:26AM
No im 39 weeks and only started experiencing them for the last 3 weeks. DOnt worry about them not every one even feels them and some get them really bad. You will be wishing you didnt get them once you do believe me
Mar 6, 2008 12:13PM
I read in my baby book (we all have our own bibles don't we!) that braxton hicks contractions happen throughout pregnancy but we don't feel them until much later (if at all).
I've not felt anything I would have classed as a contraction and I'm 25 weeks now. Had a few pains but I always put that down to my muscles finally losing the battle and giving way!
Mar 6, 2008 1:04PM
BH are more like a tightening of your stomach muscles & can be strong but not usually painful. Not everyone experiences them so don't be worrying
Lauren (36+4) xxx
Mar 6, 2008 1:05PM
hi, im 22 weeks today and had been experiencing really painful adbominal pains which felt like period pain on and off. i asked on here and someone said it sounded like braxton hicks - i didnt think you could get them this early!they really hurt so honestly dont worry bout it enjoy not havin them. lol. xxx
Mar 6, 2008 1:19PM
it can kinda feel like the baby is moving around when you have them too. Im 37+2 and only just really begining to distinguish when im having BH's.
Babyfizz - those pains could be constipation pains (experience! They hurt like hell), 3 weeks ago i was rushed into hospital thinking i was in preterm labour, the pains were that bad i was shaking, being sick, and couldnt keep still when i had a pain. turns out i was constipated. sorry guys tmi!!!
Mar 6, 2008 1:30PM
lol, sounds like me - this baby growing lark is very confusing!lol. im not concerned as they come and go and baby loves to boot the hell out of my bladder on an evenin so know everythin is ok. thanks for the advice though. it just seems so long between appointments. xxx
Mar 6, 2008 1:31PM
babyfizz - I totally agree with titchrules, I have had pains yesterday and today - actually thought they were contractions but think its my stomach (ie constipation) . Have started taking fyrogel to help. Mines is bad cause I'm on codeine painkillers for SPD!
Mar 6, 2008 1:46PM
your not havin a good time of it and i thought i was havin a tough time! luckily i dont get it too often and jts go lie in the bath and chill and it goes away. xxx
Mar 6, 2008 2:06PM
hope you girls start to feel better x
Mar 6, 2008 4:17PM
Good to hear that it is normal lol. I had that thing happen but it was with diarrhoea not constipation. I was about 16 weeks and woke up with cramps so bad I thought I'd lost my baby but nope it must have been the dodgy takeaway as I soon discovered! xxx
Mar 6, 2008 5:57PM
i hardly felt them with baby no 1 but am getting them every few mins with baby no 2 and they are getting slightley painful now, im hoping they ease abit.
im sure you are prob having them, just that you are unaware of them thats all hun
Apr 24, 2019 7:13AM
How many DPO did you get a BFP????
Hi ladies, How early did you all get a positive test? The 2ww is so hard 😂 however I've had lots of belly cramps 4/5 DPO so hoping this could be a sign!
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