BH Contraction Question

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sparklestar - January 21

...just wondered for anyone that has had these - can you see your stomach 'moving' (like it does when the baby shifts) whilst having Braxton Hicks or real contractions? If so, what does it look like - what sort of shape changes happen to your stomach whilst they're happening?? Thanks :)

 

MB - January 21

Hi, you dont see your belly move it just goes very hard to touch and it feels very tight, it is uncomfortable but not painfull. They are not frequent either, you may get a couple a day or more. Some ladies dont even have them so dont worry.

 

Tammy276 - January 21

Bh contractions just make your stomach very tight and hard...You might notice your belly is lopsided because it kinda conforms to where they baby is laying, but you will not notice any movement during them. They can be very uncomfortable, and sometimes painful, but for the most part they are just a tightening sensation.

 

mamagoose - January 22

I've noticed when I have a BH contraction, its just like Tammy said... my belly goes lopsided or shifts to one side if the contraction is in the front... it just holds like that for a few seconds, and feels hard as a rock, and then gradually releases. Mine haven't been painful, so they don't bother me.

 

SaraH - January 22

You might see your stomach change shape slightly as the muscles tense up, but it wont "move." You may also have one section of your stomach that is more bulgy more or less then the rest b/c of the way the baby is laying, but the stomach wont "move" during the contraction.

 

sparklestar - January 24

Thanks so much to you all for taking the time to reply. I've since had some 'real' contractions (oooouch!) and now noticed the 'one sided' bulge too lol. Thanks again x

 

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