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I'm 13.5 weeks with my third and I swear that yesterday and today I have had braxton hicks contractions. Is this at all possible? If not, what the heck am I'm feeling?<br><br>
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Yup, it is possible. In fact your uterus contracts from time to time almost from the time baby implants. It is just working on toning itself up for the big day. Totally normal, but could be an indicator that you need to drink more fluids, and take it easy if you are actually feeling them at this point. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've been having them for awhile now. I think you feel them earlier in subsequent pregnancies. I always take it as a sign that I could need more water too though, and end up getting a glass of water whenever I feel them
 

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Yes! I've been having them for about a week now, mostly in the evenings.<br><br>
I try to get a big ol' drink and lie down for awhile but it's usually my most active time of day. Poor dog has missed some walks lately.<br><br>
It's odd. I remember having these with DS but I was *much* farther along.
 

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Yes! I notice them at the end of a long day, especially if I overdid it a bit, or, if I'm dehydrated (even a little). Luckily, it's at the end of the day, when DD is asleep and DH and I are just chilling anyway... so I can stretch out and get comfy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wow! I never knew we could have them so early but I'm glad to know its normal. I had a ton with my last baby and now I won't be alarmed if I get them early.
 

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Don't be alarmed but at the same time make sure you are aware of how often they occur etc. During my first pregnancy I thought I had been having Braxton Hicks and we by chance found at the doctor that I had been having pre-term labor (not quite this early but none the less.) Just be aware of frequency and make sure you are staying well hydrated.
 

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I've had a few since I was 12 weeks, I'm 15 weeks now. I started having them at 20 weeks with my son. Luckily they aren't a regular occurence yet!
 
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