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Braxton hicks. when do they usually start?

(17 Posts)
BrereRabbit Thu 04-Dec-14 21:36:30

It feels like I'm getting them.much earlier this time round. Could it be something else. I'm sure I was gone 30 weeks when they hit with dc1. They are sore sad

divingoffthebalcony Thu 04-Dec-14 21:38:06

IIRC they start early but you notice them at first.

Mine started around 20 weeks in my first pregnancy, but I'm pretty sure I had an irritable uterus. They were incessant, every time I moved!

divingoffthebalcony Thu 04-Dec-14 21:38:28

You DONT notice them at first.

Gunpowder Thu 04-Dec-14 21:38:46

I've had them both times from around 16 weeks. If they are sore I'd get checked for a uti just in case. grin

Gunpowder Thu 04-Dec-14 21:39:06

Sorry that was supposed to be smile not a grin!

ShootTheMoon Thu 04-Dec-14 21:39:35

I had them frequently and very noticeably from 25 weeks with DC1.

LIG1979 Thu 04-Dec-14 21:53:45

with dd they started at around 14 weeks but didn't realise what they were for ages. This time I had my 1st one at 9 weeks and it caused me to squeal. told the midwife and she said with each pregnancy they start earlier and are stronger. (i think that I get them very early though compared to other people.)

BlueSpottedWindmill Thu 04-Dec-14 21:56:37

20 weeks with my first, 11 weeks this time round!

mumxof3x Thu 04-Dec-14 22:01:31

About 36wks with dc1 16wk with dc2 really early with dc3 and been gettin them weeks n weeks now (im 16+2) with dc4. Mines got sorer each pregnancy

BrereRabbit Fri 05-Dec-14 07:09:25

Thanks guys I feel a bit better about it now.. Everything seems to be happening much earlier this time around. I hope she stays put!

ELA88 Fri 05-Dec-14 07:29:04

I really have noticed mine in the last few weeks, I'm 24 weeks today. I read online that they are happening from very early on but because your uterus is still small, you don't notice them. Xx

LIG1979 Fri 05-Dec-14 08:20:09

Brere -with my dd she didn't arrive till 38 weeks so still went to term with lots of Braxton hicks. Also when Mentioned it to the midwife she didn't seem alarmed they started so early.

blankfornames Fri 05-Dec-14 08:53:30

Brere, i got them from around 20 wks, midwife told me they are a sign of a healthy pregnancy and not to let it stop you doing exercise (that excuse gone now!)

Knottyknitter Fri 05-Dec-14 09:12:48

Unbothered but aware of them from 20 weeks, since 34 weeks they've been the bane of my existence, not painful, but unable to ever get comfortable, as they squish the baby right over to my right!

divingoffthebalcony Fri 05-Dec-14 11:12:19

I think I'm starting to get them at 15 weeks, but because the uterus is still quite small it's not as easy to tell. Sometimes I feel a tight, uncomfortable sensation, so I'm fairly sure that's what it is.

needaholidaynow Fri 05-Dec-14 14:03:46

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Ludways Fri 05-Dec-14 14:28:10

I never got them, or at least I never noticed, lol

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