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I remember getting them pretty early on with my DD, like around 18 weeks or so. I just want to be sure having them earlier on isn't something to be concerned about.

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#2 of 7 Old 01-21-2011, 11:34 AM
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Your uterus is always contracting. You just don't usually feel it. I started feeling contractions with ds3 at around 12-13 weeks. Everything was fine. He wasn't born until 40w1d.

I've been feeling what seem to be contractions occasionally with this pg for a couple of weeks now. I'm 12w6d today. Rather than cramping or pain it feels like a hardening and squeezing of my uterus. While having my NT scan Monday the tech was examining my placenta. It looked really large to me so I asked about it. She said the extended looking part was actually my uterus contracting but nothing to worry about. It happens all the time. We got it on u/s. I thought that was pretty cool since I was pretty certain I had felt a contraction while driving to my appointment.

It's definitely something to mention to your HCP about but I think as long as they aren't painful, you aren't bleeding and/or they aren't regular and last for at least 4 hours (I think), you should be fine. Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids because dehydration can contribute to PTL.

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Have it- 15 +weeks here- 6th baby

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I have been feeling Braxton Hicks for awhile now. 

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This makes me feel better. I'm 19 weeks tomorrow, and started having BH contractions here and there starting last week. I saw my midwife today and forgot to ask her about it. Glad someone else on here did!

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Totally getting them here.  Not many, and not regularly, but when I lay in bed at night I will feel on here and there.  And yes, not painful, and yes, feels like my uterus is getting tight.  I remember getting them in the 3rd tri with Jackson.  Maybe earlier but I could say for sure.  I figure second time around things are happening a little sooner... lol.gif

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Yup!  I got a really strong BH after sex at about 8 weeks... MW said it was normal. 

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