What do Braxton Hicks or Contractions feel like???

Lavender - posted on 03/27/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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What did braxton hicks feel like for you? A few times a day I feel my lower muscles tighten and automatically let out three short breaths. Could that be braxton hicks?

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Lavender - posted on 03/29/2014

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I think I let out the breaths because they drain some energy out of me. Did the BHC make you feel tired?

I'm currently 8 months along.

Chey - posted on 03/28/2014

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It is difficult to provide an answer without knowing how far along you are. I felt braxton hicks contractions from 6 months onward but I have a uterine abnormality. What you descibe should generally sound like BHC except for your automatic response to let out breaths, unless that is your general response to an uncomfortable sensation. I had frequent BHC from 6 months onward. In my own experiences, it felt like my entire abdomen would become quite tight. Like legit contractions, the tightness would ease and tighten again and have breaks in between. However, my abdomen felt tight and uncomfortable, but not painful. If you are having any pain, please get checked.

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