The odd thing is that the breathlessness comes first! i.e. I feel a sort of chest tightness/shortness of breath, and then my abdomen contracts. Actually, I seem to remember a similar sensation just before my milk let down when I was BFing. I wonder if it's an oxytocin surge thing?
Hi Think I am having Braxton Hicks, mine are like period cramps though, quite often get them in bed at night sometimes accompanied by lower back pain and/or a real heaviness in my pelvis...all normal yes???? I'm 33 weeks pregnant and have been having them for the last 2-3 weeks. ta
So glad you started this thread! (That's a big fat "Me Too"!) I suddenly feel squeezed & as if I had lost my breath. I have to pause what I am doing & breathe slowly. Happens mostly on exertion (though that includes even a rather slight exertion).
Me too! Also low iron at the moment so am feeling wiped out. Haven't thought my bump was that big until this all started though. Hoping they aren't gonna get too much worse and don't mean I'll be early??
Jeminima123 - BH should not make baby come early but they can help to make your labour more efficient. Although a PITA, they are basically a good thing, as long as they definitely are BH. But I think you'd know if they weren't.