First Time Mother

Angela - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hello, i am a new Christian and just love the fact that there is a site like this. My husband and i are having our first baby in May this year and are very excited. We were told by doctors we would not be able to have any children but we knew there was a God that was bigger then the doctors! So here we are about to have a baby boy. (Elijah Daniel).



I was wondering if anyone could tell me if braxton hicks are supposed to be painful??

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Carie - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have no advice on Braxton Hicks as I have never had any even though I have been pregnant 5 times :)  However, we were told we couldn't have children too.  After four years of trying we finally got Adrian, whom we lost early, and Then Guerren whi is in Kindergarten this year!  God Bless you as you continue your wonderful Mama journey.



God Bless,



Carie

Angela - posted on 02/04/2009

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Thank you so much to everyone who replyed to me =D All your advise has been very helpful. Thank you too for the comments on my photo =D very uplifting!

Although i wont probably be able to return the great advise i can always pray, so if anyone ever has anything they need prayer on please be sure to let me know! Its so great to have this little community of people that share so willingly.

God Bless to all and may all your deliveries be easy!

Ashley - posted on 02/03/2009

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congratulations on the baby boy. i have a son and they are absolutely the best. that feeling of conquering the pain when your baby is finally born and put on your chest is a feeling you'll never forget, i know i won't. i personally didn't have braxton hicks until my 9th month and there was one really bad one that i thought i was in labor but i got up went downstairs and got some water and they went away. looking back i thought they were painful but they're more uncomfortable, when you go into labor you'll wish the real contractions were as light as the braxton hicks. my son was posterior and his hand was by his face so i had bad back labor. if you're too concerned you can call your doctor. good luck i hope the rest of you pregnancy goes smoothly

Brandi - posted on 02/03/2009

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Hi there, I'm a first time mother as well. I had a very difficult pregnancy, my son was born 5 weeks early. I had experienced lots of braxton hicks. It feels just like the real thing! Sorry to break it to you, but YES they can be very painful. They usually start around the 5 month period and can last until your last few weeks. Always make sure that they are only braxton hicks and not really contractions because they are very similar. Hope you have a wonderful delivery! God Bless.

Regina - posted on 02/03/2009

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Praise God for His report!  I'm so happy for you!  I love your picture.  I had Braxton Hicks for all of my preganncies except this one (I'm on number 5 due in May also).  They can be annoying and since this is your first, they may seem harder than you think they should be.  The other mommies are right, change positions or put your feet up to rest your pelvis.  That may help stop them. 



I just saw a midwife for the first time today and since I had doctors for all the rest, I reccomend a midwife.  Should have done this a long time ago!  Again, congrats and be blessed!

Marcy - posted on 02/03/2009

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Beautiful photo! I am so encouraged to hear that you guys are having a wee little baby despite what was told to you. Braxton hicks just feel like your stomach is rock hard, or kind of like a charlie horse in your stomach muscles. They are uncomfortable, but they definetly are a good sign that your body is preparing for labor.

Julie - posted on 02/03/2009

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They can be uncomfortable, but they shouldn't be extremely painful. If they are Braxton Hicks, they should go away if you rest (if you're active) or if you start moving (if you're resting). If they are very painful or don't go away, you should call your doctor.



Congratulations on your baby boy!

Leigh - posted on 02/03/2009

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first off, "Congratulations!!" babies are so awesome, but the actual having of babies, not so much! lol. My experience with Braxton Hicks is they can be extremely uncomfortable but not painful. mind you I've done a nautral birth 3 times now so I have a good understanding of what is actually painful! but Brax will always go away after a while or when you change positions etc, while real contractions will not.



again "Congratulations!" how exciting for you & your family!!! Yes God is way bigger than the doctors!

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