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Cramps and tightening

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Heavenscent86 Mon 29-Feb-16 11:02:33

Hi I have had Braxton hicks for a few weeks now that have felt very tight but not hurt. Anyway they are now accompanied by a cramping sensation and I'm wondering if this is still Braxton hicks or something I should be getting checked out?

dizzylemon Mon 29-Feb-16 12:48:30

HOw far along are you?

Heavenscent86 Mon 29-Feb-16 13:03:52

35 weeks.

dizzylemon Mon 29-Feb-16 13:16:46

Probably worth contacting your midwife just in case. I think BH are supposed to ramp up slightly. Mine have been (34+4 weeks here) but mostly strength and frequency of tightening with rare cramp. You're probably ok, but always best to check!

sallykins123 Mon 29-Feb-16 21:45:31

I can only talk from experience of my own. I had braxton hicks from 16 weeks, tightenings every day sometimes every other day, to the point my stomach would turn square and be rock solid. Like you, these never hurt in the slightest. My midwife told me that braxton hicks are not meant to hurt, not sure how true that is, but she said it and appeared annoyed when I said that mine don't hurt! But if yours suddenly feel a bit twingy then I'd call your maternity assessment ward and ask them if it is worth going in to get monitored. If baby is moving as normal, you aren't getting bad cramps, then I'm sure it's fine.

zannyminxoxox Mon 29-Feb-16 22:05:22

I am getting these and they have been getting stronger as the weeks go on this is my 3rd pregnancy and I have never experienced the period type cramps before had braxton hics tightenings with my other two though. I always think its the start of labour but usually goes away for a couple of hours then comes back. I think it's just our bodies preparing us for labour hopefully means it will be quick smile

zannyminxoxox Mon 29-Feb-16 22:06:27

Im 35 weeks to forgot to say

Heavenscent86 Tue 01-Mar-16 00:20:43

Hi I ended up getting checked out and everything is fine. Pains are still there but less frequent now. I hope you're right Zanny and that we will get nice quick labours!

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