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April 17th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Who's having them?

I am always terrible at determining what are contractions (real and false) but I'm pretty sure that's what this icky feeling is. Can't a woman just walk around the store with out having an achy feeling in my lower tummy & lower back?



Also Zoey is zooming around making it feel even more wonderful lol very active right now.
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April 17th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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hmm.. is that what contractions feel like now? I honestly have no idea as it is my first. Ive had an achy feeling here and there but pretty sure its due to (tmi alert) constipation or after a bm.. I figure I will know it when the contractions are trying to say something to me. Im curious who is having them, though.
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April 17th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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For me, it's a dull uncomfortable feeling. Real contractions get stronger and painful. These are just achy and my belly feels tight.
All that being said, when I have been in real labor I don't really feel them until 6 or 7 cm.
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April 17th, 2013, 03:54 PM
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I've been since 19ish weeks. Now they are starting to hurt and I don't know if the are bhs or cxs. Not often, doc said more than 6 in one hour to in. Never had them with my other three kiddos.
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April 17th, 2013, 04:34 PM
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*raising hand* I have noticed alot of BH contrax. the past couple of days. I am always drinking water so I find it hard to beleive it is from that, but- I try to increase my water intake to make them go away. Like Melissamarie said, I had a loose BM yesterday and today, so I think that might be associated with it somehow?? I talked to my dr. about it today and she doesn't seemed concerned.
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April 17th, 2013, 05:01 PM
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Ive had them for a while now. They feel like a tightening across your abdomen that can radiate all the way to your back. Its strange but I tend to get them more after baby has an active period.
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April 17th, 2013, 05:46 PM
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I get them more often when I have to pee. I feel the tightness, and the dull ache and my face gets hot.
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April 17th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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I've been getting them, for me my whole stomach will get very hard and tight but they are painless. Real ones HURT. lol! I hate them though, I always feel like I should lay down or something even though I know they are totally normal.
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April 17th, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Mine aren't entirely painless but they don't hurt either.
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April 18th, 2013, 04:17 AM
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I wonder if I've been having them too. Like Melissa said, I'm not even really sure what to watch for since this is my first, but a few times I have noticed my stomach is rock hard. It never hurts, its just super hard. But, after rubbing it for a minute it tends to loosen up and sometimes I'll feel Jace swim away. Maybe its just him sitting extra close to the surface lol
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April 18th, 2013, 04:37 AM
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I've had a few so far- painless, but a tightening in my stomach. With Chase they seemed a lot more noticeable, but i'm wondering if I had these "small" ones early with him too and didn't notice because I was a FTM?
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April 18th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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I think I am having them, too. I only had back labor with Haeden, so I'm not very sure.
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April 18th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Been having them for the last week or so. Just feels like a lot of pressure and tightness around my abdomen that goes away after a few seconds.
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April 18th, 2013, 08:26 AM
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I don't know if I've had them but I go through all sorts of aches and pains now when this little guy moves around. I'm pretty convinced he's swinging from the umbilical cord like Tarzan.
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April 18th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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I have been having BH contractions mainly at night when im tossing and turning. And I also get them when I have a pretty busy day. It just feels like my stomach is very tight almost like a long cramp. Although I find them to be more uncomfortable than painful. My OB said that it was very normal to get them as long as they aren't painful.They are definitely one of my least favorite parts about pregnancy.
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April 18th, 2013, 12:51 PM
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I've been getting them since 18 weeks and I get them waaaay too frequently for my liking. My doctor is still telling me they're normal, even at 2-3 an hour, every hour... I haven't gone a day without one in well over 5 weeks.

It seems there is NOTHING I can do that won't result in getting them. Ridiculous.
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