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April 18th, 2009, 12:00 PM
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Ok so I have been having BH already, is anyone else having this?
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April 18th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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It seems like I am right now... ugh. I think I'm doing too much cleaning.
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April 18th, 2009, 12:06 PM
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nope.. i never got them before. its kind of nice cause when i start having contractions i know im in labor..... oh actually i cant say that come to think of it, once during my sec. preg. while on vaca. i had contractions for a few hours... but i was 6 months preggers then. take it easy, put your feet up.
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April 18th, 2009, 12:09 PM
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I have been having them everyday for about a week now, they don't hurt me or anything I can just tell that I am having them by the tightening feeling, plus my uterus is already just under my bellybutton so I think it's really noticable now.
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April 18th, 2009, 05:03 PM
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Yeah, I think so, but I find it harder to tell until my uterus is much bigger - not that I think that will be much longer!
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April 18th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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I can't tell. But then again, I know I was having them at the end of my last pregnancy and I never could tell for sure.

I am getting some mild cramping....I'm not sure if it's just stretching pains or if it might be something like bh.
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April 19th, 2009, 06:23 AM
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No, I'm not having any BH.. Honestly, I don't know what those feel like or "natural" labor signs.. I was induced at 39 weeks with Adriana and I had no labor contractions until they started the Pitocin.. I have a feeling this pregnancy will be the same way.. Which I don't mind..
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April 19th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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have had a few already. lots of things can cause them- too much activity, constipation, dehydration.

If you feel BH my suggestion would be to sit and drink some water, always helped me (went into preterm labor with Holden at 26 weeks and had PAINFUL braxton hicks from then on)

If you aren't sure what they feel like- imagine your uterus balling up into a fist and protruding from your stomach. That's a braxton hicks contraction. Some are painful, just not horribly, and they are ALWAYS uncomfortable.

I've seen many other DDCs mistake BH as baby movement.
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April 20th, 2009, 03:53 AM
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Yeppers... mine started with Bella about 16 weeks... now I am 14 weeks and it started a few days aog.
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April 20th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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i think i have had them a little bit, in the what to expect when expecting book they say it's normal
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April 20th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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I'm having them, my midwife said not to worry unless they get regular.
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