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When is a kick not a kick but a contraction...?

(5 Posts)
K8eee Thu 20-Mar-14 00:41:41

exactly that!

Wurstwitch Thu 20-Mar-14 00:48:50

You'll know. After three pg I can quite safely say that I never confused the two.

kickassangel Thu 20-Mar-14 01:01:19

One pushes out, the other pulls in.

AllThatGlistens Thu 20-Mar-14 03:01:24

If you're unsure and are comparing it to a kick, then it's definitely not a contraction. Braxtons will often feel like a tightening but can also be painless. Kicks push outwards and are in small specific areas.

True contractions are painful. It may present as back ache, or a wave of tightening and pain that builds to a peak then eases off.

There's a very marked difference, and you will know when you feel it (also have 3DC) smile

PenguinsEatSpinach Thu 20-Mar-14 09:17:07

If you think it might be a kick, it ain't a contraction. They are totally different. One is at one point in your bump and outwards. The other is, well, the opposite. smile

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