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January 6th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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So being a first time mom I never realized that the tightening I have been feeling every once in a while throughout the day in my lower abdomen is actually contrations. I thought it was just baby pushing low or something. I read that it is called Braxton Hicks Contractions and I just wondered how often you all feel them?
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January 6th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I just started to feel them this week. I didn't feel them much at all with my 1st DD
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January 6th, 2012, 01:29 PM
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I get that sensation probably a few times a week at this point; but they will continue to increase as we get further along. They are pretty much harmless, but will get stronger. I distinctly remember being in walmart the first time I had one with DS1, it lasted for 3 or 4 minutes and totally freaked me out.

(FYI, you can actually get them to where they mimic regular contractions and actually hurt pretty good; I had an episode at 34 weeks with ds2 where I had reg. BH happening that were pretty uncomfortable and wouldn't stop, I ended up on limited activity/modified bed rest for the next 3 weeks.)
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January 6th, 2012, 01:56 PM
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I've been getting them on/off for a few weeks. I don't remember them at all with Lily (my first), but I had tons with Vi. I've read that they get more frequent with each pregnancy.

Most providers recommend that you call if you are having more than 5-10 an hour, especially if they aren't going away after a shower/rest, etc. Having some on/off throughout the day is normal though.
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January 6th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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I think I have had some. I'm not sure though. It's been so long between pregnancies I forget what they are suppose to feel like. But I do feel an uncomfortable tightening sometimes.
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January 6th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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I've been having them off and on for a few weeks now. If I really over due things I get them, but once I slow down and rest they go away.
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January 6th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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I never got any with all 3 kids.
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January 6th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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I get them every single day! Lately they've been bothering me at night though.
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January 6th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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I didn't get them at all with my first but now with my second I get them a few times each week.
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