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Old 08-20-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

I never felt one with my older daughter. With my second I only felt a few here and there(I felt the painful ptl ones and the ones from the pit induction though!!!!). But I'm 14 weeks now and for about a month or so I've been having days where I just feel like there's a bowling ball in my uterus and it comes and goes. And sometimes my uterus feels hard and heavy like a rock in my belly and then feels like it loosens a little and goes away. But it's maybe once a week and it will happen all day long and then go away for another couple days to a week. Normal?

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Old 08-20-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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Re: What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

With my DS, I never even knew I was in labor so he doesn't count

My DD1, I started feeling them around 7 months because I was still working FT and I was a FT college student too so I was doing a TON of walking and apparently she didn't sleep well with all the motion

With this one, I just started noticing them maybe a few weeks ago? I'm oblivious
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I started to notice my first few around 14 to 15 weeks this time but very far and few between at that point , now at almost 20 weeks they are picking up fast !
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:50 PM   #4
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Re: What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

Yeah I see him in a week and a half so I'll ask. I just wanted to ask other people because having barely felt any in 2 pregnancies, it just surprised me. I am feeling pretty uneducated about them!
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Re: What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

they started at 12 weeks for me with #2 & #3 I had what is called irritable uterus, which led to preterm labor. With #1 bh started at 20ish weeks. But for what it's worth I pretty much had latent labor almost until pushing...

Good luck mama, and just let your doctor know so they can keep an eye on it.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #6
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Re: What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

I started feeling them with this one around 16 weeks, but it was so sparatic that i wasn't concerned. Now I get them quite often, but usually if I've been too active (which is a daily thing with two preschoolers) or haven't drank enough liquids.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:46 PM   #7
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Re: What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

i guess i'm weird - i started feeling them around 8-10 weeks - my ob said that was 'normal' and that she started feeling them at 10-12 weeks with her kids..
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Re: What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

I started feeling them super early too. At 10 weeks I thought that's what they were and by 12 I was sure. They continued almost non-stop throughout my entire pregnancy. I did end up hospitalized and with terb shots at one point (22 weeks) when they were painful and close together and my cervix was shortening some. I'd check in with your care provider about the issue, and stay aware of what your body is doing as pregnancy progresses (like pregnancy is hard to "stay aware" of LOL).
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Re: What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

This time I suspected I had some at 12 weeks, and was positive I was having them at 14 weeks. FWIW, I've had them with all my previous pregnancies, and only had PTL with one of them. Last time I had PTL and tons of braxton hicks, so now I take the BH's as a sign that I need to slow down a little. Do that whole drink a bunch of water and lie down thing, ya know
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Re: What's the soonest you've felt braxton hicks?

20 something week with my first
14wks with my second
10 wks with my 3rd
and 12ish wks w/ this one
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