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Anyone else had Braxton Hicks at 17 weeks or earlier?

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Spotsanddots Mon 13-Oct-08 18:34:23

I am 17 weeks pregnant and been having very mild braxton hicks for the past two weeks. The Midwife thought it was because i had been a bit run down and because i have a sensitive uterus. I had them at 20 weeks with my first pregnancy. Anyone else had these early? Would be great reassurance for me if you could let me know your experiences, Thanks

lulumama Mon 13-Oct-08 18:37:07

definitely had them very strong from 19 weeks, with my second.. and i went full term. make sure you are as rested and hydrated as you can be and watch out for any regular ones getting more painful and closer together, blood or fluid loss or anything else a bit more full on

pixsix Mon 13-Oct-08 18:47:39

Hi Spotsanddots, I'm currently 33 weeks pg with my first and I have had BH since I was 18 weeks. I freaked out when I first had them as didn't know what they were blush but saw the midwife who said some women just feel them earlier than others. She didn't give me any reasons why and she said it was nothing to worry about which was reassuring. HTH!

Spotsanddots Mon 13-Oct-08 19:00:31

Thank you so much , I havent heard of anyone else having them so early and must admit it has worried me a little. Thanks for the tips. They are not painful but just getting on my nerves! Thats made me feel heaps better

diddle Mon 13-Oct-08 19:01:08

yep had them from 16 wks with my 1st 2 ds's and they went to 42 and 41 weeks and have had a cople with baby number 3 i'm 15 wks now

elibumbum Mon 13-Oct-08 19:37:26

I got them from 27 weeks in my first pregnancy and from 17 weeks in this one (I'm currently 24 wks). They say that second timers get/feel them earlier than first timers.

I don't mind them in late pregnancy as I think they are a positive thing - uterus limbering up for the main event! They have left me a little unsettled earlier on though.

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