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I get weird BHs - I don't feel the tightening in the belly. What I feel is a kind of warm hormonal wave. It makes my head feel a little drunk, and my breathing picks up and I feel a bit of a hot flash. Sometimes they are quick and sometimes they are long. That's what I feel in labor, except I also feel the belly tightening. I just had one and wondered if others experienced them that way...
 

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that's weird but sounds kinda nice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and, no, i don't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Oh, Lord, I'm just coming off a long one. I felt it in my belly a little - mostly I felt the baby squirming. It's so weird... almost like being suddenly turned on, so sometimes it's a little embarrassing - like if your partner is doing something to you in public and no body else knows. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I've had plenty of times when the little guy will definitely make me feel really good where he flutter kicks! But - with the hormonal wave and hot flashy thing you may want to think about your blood sugar. I have GD and I thought it was under control through diet but today I had a high sugar day and it can make you feel the same way. Just a thought.
 

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It's definately a BH - it's exactly how I feel contractions. If I feel my belly with my hand, it is tightening too. I've always felt them this way. If I just relax into them, it's a real nice feeling. If I try to ignore them and keep going, then I get crampy.<br><br>
I read this in "Come Softly, Sweet Lucina":<br>
"Until the last contraction I cannot tell it is working as a rule unless I place my hand on my abdomen to see if it is hardening. Otherwise, all I feel is a sort of wave coursing over the body, as if things were happening in the bloodstream, and a sort of numby feeling around the abdomen like just before your foot goes to sleep, only when it doesn't."<br><br>
I just wondered if other wome feel BHs this way and don't report it?
 

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This is how my BH's have been. I LOVE them...that's so weird I know<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think they feel great when I relax and it makes me feel all the more ready for labor.
 

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I wouldn't say mine feel the same way, but I agree about liking them! It feels like a work-up for labor, and I love knowing something's going on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Mine are more just pressure - but they come alot when my bladder is full, or when I stand up after sitting, or - for instance - when I've been sitting for a long time and get up for the bathroom! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I've been at a Convention all week and oh BOY do I waddle to the bathroom! It's hard to walk with them - much better just to wait and let it pass, but, c'mon, I gotta get across the HUGE hall to the bathroom! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyhow, with the exception of trying to waddle through them with a full bladder, I do like the feel of them. I'm not sure that it's exactly the same, but there's something very nice about it!
 
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