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No Braxton Hicks?

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eeanne Mon 13-Nov-17 03:54:26

I’m 37+2 second pregnancy and haven’t had any BH contractions in either. First was a ELCS for breech so I never experienced labor. Wondering if lack of BH is a sign that my body’s not gearing up for labor confused I’m hoping for VBAC but will have another ELCS after 40 weeks if baby doesn’t come naturally.

StrawberryJelly00 Mon 13-Nov-17 04:30:34

I never had them either, some women do and some women don’t.
It is just ONE of the ways that the body gears up for labour not THE only way xxx Good luck with the birth smile

eeanne Mon 13-Nov-17 06:35:07

Thanks...no action downstairs at the moment so I'm worrying I won't go naturally and will end up with CS again sad

ellesbellesxxx Mon 13-Nov-17 06:44:17

When I was induced and hooked up to the monitor, it turned out I was having BH.. but I couldn't feel them?! So you never know is all I am saying ;)

Mumsiemummy1 Mon 13-Nov-17 06:47:00

I never had them, don't worry

SuperBeagle Mon 13-Nov-17 06:50:10

Never had them with any of my four pregnancies. All babies were overdue, but came on their own.

Jedbartletforpresident Mon 13-Nov-17 07:00:02

3 pregnancies - 1 very drawn out labour which resulted in lots of intervention, but did start naturally - 1 very, very fast labour which started and finished naturally in a matter of hours, 1 which started with waters breaking but no contractions until a few hours later and from when contractions started to being fully dilated was 2 hours. Ended up being an emcs for other reasons. Never once had a BH with any of them!!!

Jedbartletforpresident Mon 13-Nov-17 07:02:04

Oh and 1 was 3 days early, 1 5 days late and 1 5 weeks early so only overdue with one of them and that was the quickest labour. I honestly don't think BH (or lack thereof) are any indication of anything!!!

Lozmatoz Mon 13-Nov-17 07:20:17

What? No! I’ve never had them, some people just don’t. It doesn’t mean you’re never going into labour.

elland Mon 13-Nov-17 08:33:49

Never had them here either, infact I had nothing, just a bit of plug then contractions

AnUtterIdiot Mon 13-Nov-17 08:41:50

We're all about 34-37 weeks along in my NCT group and only about half of us have had them - e.g I have had them sporadically since about 24 weeks but other women further along than me haven't had them. I wouldn't worry about it.

AnUtterIdiot Mon 13-Nov-17 08:49:09

You might have had them without noticing anyway - they're not like contractions and are not painful. I have occasionally been unsure whether I had a BH or whether a baby was turning and bumping my solar plexus as that can also make my bump go hard and feel squeezy.

eeanne Mon 13-Nov-17 09:30:40

I’ve def never had that tightening/hard bump feeling the way BH are described. Guess nothing to worry about.

Oysterbabe Mon 13-Nov-17 11:48:41

I've never noticed them and I'm 35 weeks with my second. My first arrived unexpectedly at 35+5 so it certainly wasn't a barrier to going into labour with her.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Mon 13-Nov-17 11:52:33

I didn't have them with my first but my bumps been going really tight the last few days. I think it's them anyway! I'm 34 weeks

thepatchworkcat Mon 13-Nov-17 11:55:13

I never had them and my labour started spontaneously (a week after due date and then was quite long and drawn out though).

helly29 Mon 13-Nov-17 12:29:56

I never had them, went into labour at 39+3, so I don't think it means anything!

spiney Mon 13-Nov-17 12:40:06

Only ever had a few! Good luck OP.

Wolfiefan Mon 13-Nov-17 12:42:42

Never had them.
Two straightforward and speedy births after going into spontaneous labour!
Good luck OP.

eeanne Fri 17-Nov-17 12:58:43

I think I had one today! I felt a tightening across my bump.

AnUtterIdiot Fri 17-Nov-17 13:13:21

That sounds right! They should be painless although they can feel a bit tight and uncomfortable.

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