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WhT does braxton hicks feel like

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mummyneedinganswers Tue 11-Aug-15 00:21:08

Is 24 weeks too early to feel Braxton hicks. Not sure what this bus but in the base of my spine I keep getting a pressure and tightening feeling very uncomfortable and strange comes and goes. Also feel it slightly in my lower tummy and legs but it's bad strange my back feels so much pressure and then it tightens is this Braxton hicks?

MissSMartin Tue 11-Aug-15 07:20:13

I was told you can get bh anything from 16 weeks, I've not experienced any yet so im unsure but it is totally possible that's what it could be x

Doublebubblebubble Tue 11-Aug-15 08:26:30

I'm currently 32 weeks and have been getting them on and off since 27 weeks. They feel very tight and occasionally uncomfortable but NOT painful and they should also go away on changing position, walking around or eating/drinking. I spoke to my midwife when I started with them and she certainly said that they can happen that early if not earlier. Give your midwife a call if you are concerned xx good luck xx

Frillsandspills Tue 11-Aug-15 11:10:25

I'm convinced I've felt bh a few times and I'm 21 weeks. I first noticed in the bath at about 19 weeks I felt a very very dull minor cramp (not painful though) and my tummy was rock hard. I panicked, googled it, and was reassured it's apparently normal. Mine disappeared when I sat up in the bath and I've only ever really noticed them in the bath (I assume they're bh anyway?) I'll probably mention it at my next midwife appointment just to check but I've never noticed it any other time or much lately really.

Mention it to your midwife if you're worried or giving your hospital a call and ask them for reassurance.

mummyneedinganswers Tue 11-Aug-15 11:51:53

Thanks I'm ul next week at the GD clinic so will mention it to OB then. I'm not worried coz she's kicking and moving away x

GuybrushThreepwoodMP Tue 11-Aug-15 13:05:05

Could be. I've had them from about 21 weeks this time. Feels like someone squeezing the bottom of my uterus as if wringing out a sponge. Not painful, but takes my breath away.

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