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May 1st, 2013, 06:34 AM
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For pregnant Ladies: Are you have braxton hicks contractions? Do you have a hard time deciding if they are real contractions or braxton hicks?

For Mommies: Did you have Braxton Hicks Contractions during your pregnancy? Did you have a hard time deciding whether they were real or not?


With Jackson I did not have any braxton hicks contractions so when I started having them around 20 weeks with Jacob I freaked out because I wasn't sure if they were real or not. My dr helped me to try to understand the difference. Braxton Hicks did not hurt as much as the real things for me.
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May 1st, 2013, 11:19 AM
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I had BH contrax most of my pregnancy. Around 30 weeks, since it was my first, they scared me a lot because I didn't know if they were real or not...now I know what real ones feel like.
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May 2nd, 2013, 08:07 AM
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I started feeling braxton hicks about 3 weeks before Peter was born. Last time I staeted regular (every 4 minutes) BH at about 24ish weeks. Lol it was exhausting.
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May 3rd, 2013, 07:47 AM
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With my first, I only felt just the tightening sensation, never anything painful as far as BH. With Kody here, I get ones that I can feel and are uncomfortable, have been getting them for a long time. Sometimes it is hard to tell whether they're the real deal or not.
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May 3rd, 2013, 09:59 AM
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I've been getting them randomly over the last 2 months. I never went into labor with Megan so idk what a "real" contraction feels like.
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May 6th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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I had them starting at about 5 months with Reagan and about 6 months with Addy. I could usually tell they were not real, because they were completely in the front, they were at times uncomfortable, but they were always annoying...lol!
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