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Old 09-27-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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Braxton-Hicks on One Side?

I never had BH contractions with DD, but this time around I am definitely having something. My instinct is that they are BH contractions, but the weird thing is that it isn't my whole uterus that is contracting. It is usually on just one side, and there is no rhyme or reason to which side it happens on. Completely random. It feels like the baby is balling up almost. There is a definite protrusion in the section where it is happening. But the baby isn't nearly big enough to be causing a protrusion this size, and it is definitely a mild contraction-like feeling. Not painful, but far from comfortable. Anyone had "contractions" like this? Everywhere I hear about BH, they talk about the whole uterus contracting, so I'm not sure if these are BH. But if they aren't, I have no clue what they could be. They are too painful to be just baby movements, and the muscles are definitely contracting in that area. Anyone familiar with this?

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: Braxton-Hicks on One Side?

At 24 weeks mine started low and on my right side and felt like you describe.... Now at 36 they start low and then move up above my belly button. And mine are painful and feel like PMS! When they have monitored for my contractions in the hossie, I have to relocate their monitor or it doesn't pick them up because the intensity is at the bottom.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:07 AM   #3
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Re: Braxton-Hicks on One Side?

Thanks for the input! It is good to know I'm not the only one.
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