I was wondering exactly how early you begin to have those false braxton hicks contractions?I mean I think I started having them today and so far i've had about 5 or 6 of them...this is my 2nd kid so yes i know what one feels like.Sometimes they are close to eachother and sometimes not...also they're not painful enough to leave me hunched over in pain...but i will be 25 weeks on monday...IS THIS NORMAL or should i call a doc.
I started having them around week 28, don't worry. I really think that everything is okay, you can always call if you'd like. But, I really think that it is just your body getting ready for delivery.
I started them at 32 weeks but under extreme stress (my DS debuted 3 weeks later - a full 5 weeks early). I would at least call the doc.
I started having braxton hicks early with my second pregnancy, but he didn't arrive early. If it would make you feel better call your Dr. to ease your mind.
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I never had any until 38 weeks. but I hear most people have them a lot sooner than that.
I never felt mine, but my sister in law is pregnant and started having hers in her second trimester, and she is doing fine, now she is 7 months pregnant.
I started around week 20. The doctor told me to drink a large glass of water and lie on my right side when they start to happen. Taking a warm shower can stop them as well. For me, they were usually a sign that I was overdoing it a bit, or that I was stressed about something. Also, dehydration can cause contractions, so make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids throughout your day.
I am 31 weeks and I just started having Braxton Hicks contractions. This is #2 for me. I dont ever remember having them with my DD (now 4). If you are unsure, you should call your doctor. In most cases, you can speak with a nurse and they will let you know if it warrants being seen.
When I had BH contractions (I had alot of them!), I was told to drink a glass of water, maybe two, then lay down on my LEFT side, then go to the bathroom. Definitely dehydration can cause BH contractions. But, if they don't go away after drinking water, they can turn into real contractions. I had that happen to me once during pregnancy. I was at a funeral. I got about 5 BH contractions in an hour. I couldn't really just get up and start guzzling water. Anyway, I talked to my doctor about it, and he said to just be sure to drink plenty of water and lay on my left side. Normally, I would get them about 5-6 times a day, but they were very sporadic. You should call you doctor if you feel like they're getting somewhat intense and like one right after the other.
Braxton Hicks contractions are just helping prepare your body for labor. They are completely normal at 25 weeks, and they can also vary a lot by person and pregnancy. My OB used the 10 minute rule- if they get to where you get a couple 10 minutes apart or less, time to call. Drinking and laying on your left side will usually help them subside if you are noticing them regularly. If it is just a few a day, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. Good luck with everything.