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September 20th, 2011, 09:57 AM
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I swear yesterday I had a few. My tummy felt like a wave hit and it got all tight for a few seconds. It didn't hurt, but just felt harder and I felt my muscles contracting but since I am a FTM I am not sure that that is what I felt. What do you ladies think?
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September 20th, 2011, 10:32 AM
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I had the same exact thing around 16/17 weeks too. My doctor said its braxton hicks.
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September 20th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Sounds like BH to me I never had them with my son but I have been having them already quite a bit this time so the nurse told me to make an appointment with my doctor just in case being as I am still being treated for threatened miscarriage.
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September 20th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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They're normal and will likely continue throughout the pregnancy. As long as they don't hurt and you're not bleeding or dilating, you should be fine. But I would mention it to your OB just to let them know at your next appointment.
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September 20th, 2011, 03:43 PM
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I have been having them for the last couple wks... with DD i had them starting at 22 wks or so and didn't have them with DS.
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September 20th, 2011, 04:30 PM
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I've had them occasionally. I freaked out the other night after DTD. I had them pretty bad for an hour and they hurt a little.
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September 20th, 2011, 04:55 PM
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I have been getting them since 10wks but the last couple weeks they are very noticeable and quite strong and pinch a bit
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