braxton hicks, help?
Mar 11, 2008 9:04AM
bad night last night kept getting the most awful belly ache/cramps. was wondering if this could be braxton hicks? im 26 weeks pregnant is this too early?
what do they feel like?
Mar 11, 2008 8:57AM
Hi Kell, its not to early for braxton hicks, I ve been getting them for the last week or so too. Feels like a tightening across your bump almost like little cramps. Hope this helps, if you are at all worried though speak to your midwife.
Mar 11, 2008 9:04AM
Hi Its definately not too early, I am only 21+4 weeks with my third and have been having them for a couple of weeks now and quite strong ones too but I think I am prob extra aware as I went into early labour at 33 weeks with my youngets and had her at 36 weeks and been told this one will come early too.
My mw did actually say to be that most women do have them earlier than they actually realise and the more pregnancies you have the earlier you may feel them, its very similar to feeling movements that the more pregnancies you have the earlier you feel them. I will say that its not the same for everyone though the same as everything.
Hope this makes sense.
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 😳😩