Reply
Due December and still nothing! Dani Bryant-Murray TTC since Jul 2013; 17 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 285 posts
4th Nov '12

I am due december 17th. I have a few friends and family members that are due around the same time as me and they are all complaining about how they have these uncomfortable braxton hicks contractions. I haven't had anything like that! I mean, i have the normal aches and pains of pregnancy, but no contractions of any sort. Is it normal to be 34 weeks and still have never experienced BH?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
4th Nov '12

I never had BH, ever.

Stef ♥Gru41weeks Due June 23; 51 kids; United Kingdom 2095 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dani Bryant-Murray:</b>" I am due december 17th. I have a few friends and family members that are due around the same time as ... [snip!] ... aches and pains of pregnancy, but no contractions of any sort. Is it normal to be 34 weeks and still have never experienced BH?"</blockquote>




I never had BH with my oldest son. Be happy about it. As they can really hurt. It has no impact on whether your child will come late or if you are in for a long labour etc.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
4th Nov '12

I never had a single BH my entire pregnancy

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dani Bryant-Murray:</b>" I am due december 17th. I have a few friends and family members that are due around the same time as ... [snip!] ... aches and pains of pregnancy, but no contractions of any sort. Is it normal to be 34 weeks and still have never experienced BH?"</blockquote>




You could be having them but dont recognize them especially if its your first. My midwife pointed them out to me bc I didnt feel it. Normal. Dont worry the real shit is right around the corner lol

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Dani Bryant-Murray:" I am due december 17th. I have a few friends and family members that are due around the same time as ... [snip!] ... aches and pains of pregnancy, but no contractions of any sort. Is it normal to be 34 weeks and still have never experienced BH?"


i think i only experienced them twice, and that was after 34 weeks, i had them at around 26 weeks but i had also gone into pre-term labor, after my kidney infection was gone i didnt feel them anymore.

Mommy to Chad&Isaiah Due December 23 (girl); 2 kids; USA 403 posts
4th Nov '12

I didn't notice them with my first. I just thought it was DS balling in a ball. This time, BH are killing me!

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Smartass *TTC*:" I never had BH, ever."


Same.



They don't sound pleasant, so I'm pretty happy about it :).

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
4th Nov '12

I had them for like an hour one night at about 37 weeks but they weren't painful. Just hardening and an uncomfortable tightness on my belly.

Dani Bryant-Murray TTC since Jul 2013; 17 kids; Manchester, New Hampshire 285 posts
4th Nov '12

thanks all. thats good to hear! I was starting to worry that it meant that I was definitely going to be overdue or that my body wouldn't know what to do when the time came.

.MommaBug. 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, OH, United States 931 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Smartass *TTC*:" I never had BH, ever."


me either...3 pregnancies and i never once did

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" I never had BH, ever."</blockquote>




:!:

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
4th Nov '12

Be thankful.




Having a baby's ass in your ribs and a rock hard stomach sucks.

**Jen 51 kids; Waterloo, Ontario 527 posts
4th Nov '12

I never had BH with my first. But just because you do or don't get them doesn't mean you won't go overdue. I did get BH with my second and even worse one with my 3rd and still went overdue with all 3 children.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
4th Nov '12

I didn't feel any BH with my first...from what I've read/heard, everyone gets them, but not everyone feels them. I don't know how true that is. I never noticed any and my water broke 2 days past my due date and I didn't go into labor on my own. I feel them sporadically with this one.