I had an appointment today and the midwife said that I was getting braxton hicks as she was examining me. I was pretty shocked because I've never felt any braxton hicks. I thought the feeling I was getting was my baby pressing up against my stomach. Now I know that I have had plenty of braxton hicks all along. So for the other first time moms, if you think you have not gotten any braxton hicks, it might be that we are just not that great at detecting it!