I've started having BH contractions this week (16 weeks). I was a little surprised but just made it a point to up my liquid intake and put my feet up. Not always convenient, but necessary, I think. Anyway, I've noticed that a few times I've had the BHs, I have also had gas pains followed by gas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> Right before I became pregnant, I was diagnosed with IBS. So this is a new thing for me. Could these gastro issues be causing BH? Or is it just coincidental? btw, I've had the BH without the gas as well as the other way around. But mostly they coincide. Any thoughts?