I experienced BH with DD1 as tightenings across my whole bump which would last 30 seconds ish and were not painful at all.
I've just had a very bad pain go across my bump, mostly the lower half which lasted about 1.5 minutes. I had the breath through it and walk around until it eased off. It wasn't an ache is was proper pain, it started gradually, peaked then faded.
The best way to describe it was like if you have ever experienced really bad trapped wind, but instead of it being 'internal' it was in front of the baby..... If that makes sense?
Google isn't helping.....anyone have experience of painful BH? I'm wondering if this is what it was.
Contraction. Might just be a braxton hicks but I'd get ready just in case.
My bh were very often painful but my gp for my first two Dcs never made any distinction between labour contractions and bh, he said they were all contractions and once they get regular and close together it's labour.