Contractions or Braxton Hicks Contractions?

Taylor Jo - posted on 11/26/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am 30 weeks pregnant and I get sharp pains through my back, stomach, and ribs and I randomly feel a lot of pressure down low and I feel nauseous from all the pressure in my belly and ribs. It's been happening since Thanksgiving day. Is this normal?


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Cmoline32 - posted on 11/26/2012




I am 26 weeks pregnant and have been having some Braxton Hicks. Mine feels like a tightening of the muscles all around my tummy, lasts for a few seconds, then releases. This is my second child and was the same for my first as well. If you are at all concerned that what you are feeling isn't normal, then I would suggest calling your doctor and talking to them about your concerns. You are probably fine, but it will make you feel better to find out for sure. Good luck!!

Lacye - posted on 11/26/2012




It depends on how often it is happening. I am also 30 weeks pregnant and I've been having Braxton Hicks Contractions as well. It's about time for it to start happening (BH usually starts sometime between 28 and 30 weeks). As long as they are right on top of one another, it's nothing to be too worried about. If you need to, talk to your doctor.

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