Painful Braxton Hicks

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jessie - August 11

Hey everyone. Two nights ago I woke up with severe pressure, starting in my back and moving to the front. It lasted for appr. 30 seconds and I, thinking it might be really bad gas, went to visit the bathroom. When I realized it wasn't gas, I stood up to leave and had another attack. It was so bad I was forced to sit down again. I sat for a minute and then made my way back to the bedroom. I crawled in bed and laid there, hugging my body pillow and trying to figure out what was going on. I had one more attack, but remained in bed. After that, I went to sleep and nothing else happened. The idea that they might have been contractions didn't even cross my mind until the next day when I was relating the event to my mom and she looked it up and said they sounded a lot like contractions. Anyone having painful braxton-hicks...or could this be something else? Thanks!

 

susie - August 11

im having the same problem hun. i suffer from painful braxton hicks which last between 30-60seconds at a time and then they ease off but then after awhile start again. i havent had any now since yesterday. Start worrying about going into labor when you wittness a 'show' which is a reddish type jelly discharge and ur contractions are at least 5mins apart if you arent already taken in... thats wot all ive been told. Braxton hicks are just parparing ur body for labour, they can start from up to 20weeks or the last stages of pregnancy. im 27weeks pregnant and ive only really started to witness them the past 2weeks... why dont you read up on braxton hicks or consult your doctor? when i said to my doctor they done tests aswell and the pain was partly to do with having alot of protein in my urine. hope this if of used as this is the way it has affected me if as you know everyone is different good luck huni xx

 

jessie - August 11

thanks...i've read up on braxton hicks quite a bit, but most of what i read states that b.h. are not painful. and one site i visited said that b.h. are front and central, whereas real contractions begin in the back and move forward. that made me nervous, but since they were very irregular and i only had three, i didn't worry. thanks again!

 

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