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#1 Duck-o-lah

Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

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Anyone experiencing BH contractions yet? I don't remember when I first experienced them with DS, but it was well into the third trimester.

I have had a couple of big cramps today which have made me stop what I was doing and breathe through it. I have read it is common to experience BH this early, especially in subsequent pregnancies. Anyone else feeling them yet?

#2 Koobie83

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

I swear I had one yesterday - it was quite an intense sort of pain and my uterus felt tight for hours afterwards. It was really making me quite anxious.

#3 Koobie83

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

I swear I had one yesterday - it was quite an intense sort of pain and my uterus felt tight for hours afterwards. It was really making me quite anxious.

#4 Sunshineandsmiles

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

yep and they are taking my breath away a bit and followed by like menstrual cramps.  I had them in the 3rd trimester with DD and they were quite intense and regular that i didn't realise that i went into labour.  Am 20 weeks at the moment, so am guessing this must be normal then?

#5 Duck-o-lah

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

I hear you on the anxiety Koobie83!

Mine were intense last time too Sunshine, not happy they've started so early!

#6 lozoodle

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

Don't belong in this DIG but I've had them since about 14 weeks, and it was the same with DD2. They are definitely more noticeable in subsequent pregnancies.

#7 caitlin90

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:11 PM


I'm 20W & 4D and have been feeling BH for a couple of weeks. My midwife mum said this is totally normal and a good thing because it means a good blood flow to the uterus and can also mean a quicker labour. My doctor told me she had them from around 19 weeks and they could be very painful. Hope this makes you feel better original.gif

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