braxton hicks at 17weeks?

Chelle - posted on 12/17/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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is this normal?

they dont hurt just uncomfy

i keep geting them in the morning when i wake and im still layin in bed

i just got a very strong one. im layin in bed on my laptop before i got to sleep and was feeling baby move then my belly got very hard for min or 2.



i thought it was a bit too early for these. they are deffntly braxtons because they feel just like the ones i had with my daughter (whos only 7months)....just want to know if this meens something is up with baby or is this normal that early or not ????

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Denise - posted on 12/19/2009

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Quoting Camisha:

I dont think those are braxton hicks. Thats just the baby balling up and rolling around. Braxton hicks are false contractions and you dont want to feel them this early.


It really isn't to early for them....Everything I have read about it and talked to my dr. he said they were normal. Its normal from about 15 weeks on.

Denise - posted on 12/19/2009

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Quoting quechelle:

they are deffenatly braxtons im feeling. i can put my hand on my stomach an feel my womb go very hard then slowly get softer again. they feel the same as they did in my 1st pregnancy but i didnt start to notice them until around 20weeks 1st time around.
why is it bad to feel them this early?


It really isn't. I've been feeling them since 16 weeks or so. I was concerned also. I asked my dr. and he said it was normal. So don't worry. And I'm also in my 2nd pregnancy.  Things are find don't worry!

Denise - posted on 12/19/2009

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Quoting Camisha:

I dont think those are braxton hicks. Thats just the baby balling up and rolling around. Braxton hicks are false contractions and you dont want to feel them this early.


It really isn't to early for them....Everything I have read about it and talked to my dr. he said they were normal. Its normal from about 15 weeks on.

Kat - posted on 12/18/2009

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I don't believe at all it is bad to feel them this early. If you are worried call your doctor or midwife to get the best opinion at this stage I think.
I believe you are better able to feel them this early because this is a subsequent pregnancy & you know what your feeling. Braxton Hicks start very early in the pregnancy we just don't always feel them, they don't start happening at the time you are feeling them for the 1st time - if you know what I mean.
Make a call, put your mind at rest - it's best for you & bub.

Chelle - posted on 12/18/2009

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they are deffenatly braxtons im feeling. i can put my hand on my stomach an feel my womb go very hard then slowly get softer again. they feel the same as they did in my 1st pregnancy but i didnt start to notice them until around 20weeks 1st time around.
why is it bad to feel them this early?

Camisha - posted on 12/18/2009

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I dont think those are braxton hicks. Thats just the baby balling up and rolling around. Braxton hicks are false contractions and you dont want to feel them this early.

Kat - posted on 12/18/2009

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I understand it to be normal & most likely you are feeling them earlier as this is a 2nd pregnancy & know what they are. They can start very early & we just don't feel them as they are so mild.

Janis - posted on 12/17/2009

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Yes it is normal. If they bother you try drinking a lot of water, they should calm down.

Kelsey - posted on 12/17/2009

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well i cant tll you if its suppose tp be there at 17 wks. but im 25 wks and i get emm..

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