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Braxton hicks--are these them?

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banana87 Fri 19-Aug-11 12:22:35

A bit confused as my dr says they aren't.

I am 26 weeks. It starts with period type cramp, low (near vagina) and then my whole entire bump goes hard. Dr says the low cramp is stretching hmm but I think it MUST be braxton hicks...right?? I didn't have this first time round.

Misty9 Fri 19-Aug-11 13:19:52

the whole bump going hard sounds like a BH to me - but they don't usually have any cramping/pain associated with them AFAIK... until later on when they can be uncomfortable.
For me, at first my BH were just parts of the bump going hard - I'd assumed it was his head or bum sticking out until it happened during my 28wk appt and the mw said it was a BH smile

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