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Braxton Hicks?

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Heavenscent86 Fri 19-Feb-16 13:20:17

Yesterday afternoon and evening I was experiencing frequent tightenings in my bump. Managed to get about 6 hours sleep. The tightenings are continuing today but are a little less frequent. I have also had an upset stomach. Should I be concerned by this or are these Braxton Hicks? I'm 33+5.

Heavenscent86 Fri 19-Feb-16 13:21:56

Should have added they don't generally hurt. They are just uncomfortable and my bump feels tighter lower down when it happens.

skankingpiglet Fri 19-Feb-16 15:46:21

They sound like Braxton Hicks. I only got them in the last couple of weeks last time, but have been getting them since 18wks this time (I'm 21wks now) and got a long bout of them last night. Just what I needed with a poorly toddler sad If you are concerned, you should give your midwife a call who at the very least can put your mind at ease. The stomach thing is likely purely coincidental.
Contractions are usually regular, more than just 'uncomfortable', and get stronger and more frequent with time, which yours don't seem to be from what you've said. I say 'usually' as I know a few women who have bucked this trend in part!

Heavenscent86 Fri 19-Feb-16 16:48:01

Ok hopefully that's all it is then. Occasionally they are a little more than uncomfortable but it's rare. Thanks for you mr reply

brookeberry Fri 19-Feb-16 16:57:30

heaven I've not experienced these myself yet, but we just had our NCT class and she described Braxton Hicks just as you have - not that painful and not regular and becoming less frequent. Contractions go the other way!

Heavenscent86 Mon 22-Feb-16 10:40:15

Thank you. I assume they were just Braxton hicks as they have really eased off now. I didn't experience them in my first pregnancy but I did know when I was in labour so I was hoping I would know if that was the case. At least I know what to expect if they happen again.

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