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Braxton Hicks at 5 weeks?

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pinkjumper1 Sat 12-Jan-13 19:49:51

I'm only 5 weeks pregnant but I'm already feeling quite strong but not painful Braxton Hicks contractions. Is this possible or is it a bad sign?

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MammaTJ Sat 12-Jan-13 20:14:27

I think you need to get checked out ASAP. Sorry but that is not a good sign. I so hate having to say that, been through it myself.

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Sat 12-Jan-13 20:17:02

sad You need to get checked out at epu, you shouldn't be getting braxton hicks at all yet.
It be just stretching pains but please get checked op x

pinkjumper1 Sat 12-Jan-13 20:22:16

Thanks for your messages. I've had a bad feeling about this pregnancy since 4 days after I found out. Had a mc in October and I was hoping for better luck this time.

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happy2bhomely Sat 12-Jan-13 20:26:23

I had this! I'm 20 weeks preg with dc 5 and the braxton hicks have started earlier each time.

They started at 6 weeks this time. Not cramps, definite tightenings that made my heart flutter. I recognised them as braxton hicks straight away. I got them every 20 minutes until 12 weeks. I get them now when I'm walking, and they ease off if I rest.

With dc 4 they started at 14 weeks and my midwife told me it was impossible-clearly I'm a medical marvelhmm

Some people don't get them or don't notice them. By the time I reach 34 weeks mine get so frequent and strong that they leave me breathless, but they are still painless.

I've been advised that I have an irritable uterus and it is nothing to worry about. I have 4 healthy children all born at term after straightforward deliveries. Of course, if you are concerned you should always speak to a midwife.

MammaTJ Sat 12-Jan-13 20:30:03

happy it is great that it all worked out for you, but the OP still needs checking ASAP!! I am not going to frighten her by sharinf my not so positive stories but suffice to say I would rest easier knowing she had been checked and found to be ok.

happy2bhomely Sat 12-Jan-13 20:36:24

Of course! I did say that if she is at all concerned she should always speak to a midwife. The trouble is, at 5 weeks it is just a waiting game, because a scan won't show very much. Our epu won't even offer scans until 6 weeks.

I just wanted to offer some reassurance that's all.

Op, please always seek medical advice if you are worried.

pinkjumper1 Sat 12-Jan-13 20:57:27

Just spoken to emergency doctor who said that it is probably due to hormonal changes and ligaments stretching and they would only see me if I had a lot of pain or bleeding. Will have to wait and see.

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pinkjumper1 Sat 12-Jan-13 21:01:11

Thanks for sharing your story happy. I know there's nothing anyone could do about it so I should try not to worry. Hopefully I'll start getting some proper symptoms soon. Can't believe I'm looking forward to morning sickness! It lasted till 20 weeks last time.

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happy2bhomely Sat 12-Jan-13 22:21:06

Fingers crossed for you op. I know how worrying it can be. I've had two lots of unexplained bleeding so far, and I'm only just beginning to relax a little. I hope you have a good outcome, with only a reassuring amount of sickness!

pinkjumper1 Fri 18-Jan-13 20:10:08

Not a happy outcome to this one I'm afraid. Had a scan which showed the baby stopped developing a couple of weeks ago. Now I have to wait 2 weeks in case I've got my dates wrong but I know when I ovulated so it's back to square one again...

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lew85x Fri 25-Oct-19 20:11:45

Scared 5 weeks and had two Braxton hicks moments is this danger arising

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