Topic: Braxton Hicks
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January 22nd, 2014, 10:36 PM
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I've been noticing them daily since around 16 weeks. I first noticed them at around 23 with DD. Our uteruses are getting pumped!! The uterus starts to contract sporadically around 6 weeks. Not everyone notices it. Most of the time these contractions are harmless (and necessary!) but early thinning and dilation of the cervix can occur so it's best to take them as a sign to take it easy and hydrate and absolutely call your care provider if they're accompanied by lower back pain, spotting, or excessive discharge. I've been having so many so much earlier that I asked the tech at my 20 week u/s to tell me what she was seeing with my cervix. She said it's high, tight, and long just like it should be.
DD Teagan 9/25/10

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