Re: Contractions in the evening at 18wks?
I've been having braxton hicks for weeks now. They aren't PAINFuL, but noticeable... and my whole belly gets pretty tender during it. It lasts about 20 seconds... but there is no steady pattern to them, and I usually only get a few a day. They get worse if my bladder is full, or if I have not drank enough fluids. I'm 18 weeks as well.
ETA: My doctor checked my cervix a few weeks ago and there were no changes, so they definitely aren't real contractions. My WHOLE uterus gets hard as a rock.