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contractions?? Lacie Simpson Due April 27 (girl); 1 child; Somerset, Pennsylvania 100 posts
25th Mar '13

im a first time mom, im not sure if what im expericing is contractions or just my baby moving, my stomach tightens, but they last about 30-45 seconds, but they dont hurt,what else could it be?

Ashuhlee Nicole Due May 13 (boy); Maryland 3 posts
25th Mar '13

I have not experienced this personally, not yet anyway, but a few of my friends just had babies last year and from what they have told me , that just sounds like Braxton Hicks contractions. No big deal, but next time you go to the doctors you should mention this. It's pretty much just your body preparing for labor. You should be fine!!

Lacie Simpson Due April 27 (girl); 1 child; Somerset, Pennsylvania 100 posts
25th Mar '13

okay thanks, i really didnt know i thought it might be those, but i asked my sister which had a baby and she cried with her bh, so i wasnt sure, thanks again

dnp87 Due October 6; 1 child; Maryland 188 posts
25th Mar '13

sounds like braxton hicks to me....when you feel one go into a different position and if it stops its a braxton hicks. For example if your sitting, stand up and move around. I just know real contractions were very painful for me....there was a huge difference between them and braxton hicks.

Ashuhlee Nicole Due May 13 (boy); Maryland 3 posts
25th Mar '13

You're welcome :)