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Braxton Hicks
« on: August 22, 2016 at 09:03 PM »
Hi! New mom here.
I would like to know what Braxton Hicks feels like? How do I know Im having BH??? I am in hospital bedrest for another 6 weeks...i did start having tightenings which lasts from 2-5 seconds maybe 2-3 times per week only when i lay flat. Is thay considered BH??


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Re: Braxton Hicks
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016 at 09:26 PM »
I get them and they feel like tightening across my abdomen. They come about 2-3 times every few days or if I'm sitting up more then I should be.


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Re: Braxton Hicks
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016 at 07:11 AM »

I think I get them a few times a day, but I honestly don't know if it's a BH contraction or if it's the baby rolling around. My stomach gets hard and tight for a few seconds and then returns to normal. I don't have any pain associated with it except for the initial shock from the tightness. It takes my breath away sometimes haha.


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Re: Braxton Hicks
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016 at 10:43 AM »
Hi, ladies! Great question!

Here's some info on recognizing the difference between Braxton Hicks and possible labor: