no Braxton Hicks contractions yet. Is that normal?

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and haven't experienced any Braxton Hicks contractions yet. Has this happened to anyone? I might have had it but I'm not so sure how they're supposed to feel like?

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Rebecca - posted on 01/18/2010

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I never had any braxton hicks contractions at all. I hear they are suppose to feel like regular contractions but not consistant like a regular contraction.

Amanda - posted on 01/17/2010

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i didnt realize i was having them till my doc did a non stress test or whatever it is called and he showed me that i was having them when i thought it was my daughter moving. I figured it got tight because she was running out of room.

Mary-Anne - posted on 01/15/2010

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i suffered with them pretty bad but some mums dont get them at all. my friend had her baby a few weeks back & had no braxton hicks.

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Hi. I had never experienced Braxton Hicks contractions while carried my son. You will have enough true contractions soon enough - don't wish Braxton Hicks on yourself too. ;-} I believe they feel very similar to true contractions you will experience just before you actually go into labor.
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"Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, you may have already experienced a number of Braxton Hicks contractions. That tightening that you feel from time to time in your uterus may feel like real labor, but it is actually a Braxton Hicks contraction. These contractions happen when your brain sends messages to your body to prepare for labor. In response, your body contracts the muscles in your uterus to help get ready for your baby's eventual arrival. " ~ Epigee
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It was only when I was in labor that I realized that I had been having Braxton Hicks contractions the whole time. I just thought it was the baby pushing or stretching out when in fact it was my uterus squeezing him. Oh well!

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Samantha - posted on 01/19/2010

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some people dont feel them until they are the real thing. I was blessed with not having to experience it and when I started to have contractions 6 hours later my little man was here!

Bianchi - posted on 01/18/2010

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i had braxton hicks contractions when i was pregnant with my son 5 years ago, it felt so real, when the real contractions came 1 month ltr, i thought it was false!

Chantell - posted on 01/16/2010

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I never had Braxton Hicks contractions. When it was time for me to have my little girl it was really time. I was 5 cm dialated. I think that you will know when its the real thing or not.

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Ok I guess I'll just wait and see if I get them in a few weeks or not.

Thanks for all your replies! it helps a lot to know everyone's experiences.

Erin - posted on 01/15/2010

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I never had any with my pregnancy. I think it's normal and nothing to be worried about.

Rita - posted on 01/15/2010

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I never suffered with Braxton Hicks at all. Not everyone does, and some of those that think they do have only got wind!!

Peita - posted on 01/15/2010

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I didn't get braxton hicks contractions that I could definately feel until my 3rd pregnancy!! You should know when you have them, they didn't hurt me, but took my breath away still!

Sherry - posted on 01/15/2010

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For my 1st pregnancy i never had a single braxton hicks contraction and im now 27weeks and still no braxton hicks even tho its commen not that many mothers do.

Gina - posted on 01/15/2010

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all pregnancies are different i have had six children i didnt get braxton hicks with all of them , when u do get them you will feel your tummy go all hard then relax again at different intervals but with no pains as with contractions you experience the pain along with the tightenings :D

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All pregnancies are different! Not everyone gets braxton hix contractions. Unfortunately (or fortunately maybe lol) i had no contractions at all. Mine were all 4 ceserian sections. My sister however, after 5 children, never had braxtonhicks. the first was ceserian, but the other four were all natural. hope this helps.

Belinda - posted on 01/15/2010

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i had absolutely no braxton hicks.... i was in first stage of labour and didnt even know it... i went to the doctor and she said i wasnt in labour because my uterus was contracting but i couldnt feel anything then that night my waters broke lol.... not everyones bodies are the same and they all react differently do not feel sad or worried just feel lucky that u dont have to have them :D

Leonie - posted on 01/15/2010

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i've had 2 boys i also didnt experiance braxon hicks at all , so i dont think anything is wrong , gl with the baby !

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