Angie - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi everyone. I'm needing some advice. I'm 20 years old and going through my first pregnancy. I'm 30 weeks along and having what I think is Braxton Hicks contractions. It feels like a slight cramping underneath my baby bump. It's not severe or very painful, just strong enough for me to know that it's there. It usually happens once or twice a day, normally after walking a lot or sexual activity. I went to my doctor and he didn't even mention Braxton Hicks contractions, just went straight to talking about pre-term labor. They ran some type of test on me that came back positive, but they said it could mean nothing, that I'm not going into labor at all. I'm concerned about this. I researched Braxton Hicks and it sounds exactly like what I'm going through, but why didn't the doctor mention it at all? Anyone have any comments on this? Any advice or shared experiences would be helpful. Thanks!