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<p>OK soooooo I know that bh's can start earlier in consecutive pregnancies and with my first son I had none, not one the entire pregnancy. The last time around after two unexplained losses (we assume progesterone deficiency) I had a great pregnancy with my youngest son but I noticed that I started having braxton hicks around 13 weeks which was the same time I stopped using progesterone cream, this time around I started having them this week and stopped using the progesterone about a week ago.</p>
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<p>I guess I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this? If the two could be connected?</p>
<p>What has your experience been with braxton hicks?</p>
 

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<p>I first noticed at around 12w </p>
 

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<p>This time? What about with your previous babes? being a multiparamama I'd love both yours and mamatoabunch's input <span><img alt="love.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif" style="width:23px;height:16px;"></span></p>
 

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<p>This is my 5th pregnancy/6th babe, and like Kawa, I've been feeling them already. I'd say probably 12/13 weeks. Definitely very crampy. My last two pregnancies I used progesterone suppositories as well as PIO injections and estrodial (they were via IVF). I had early Braxton Hicks with both of them as well. The twins, I was on the suppositories until 15 weeks and I was having the BH well before I went off.</p>
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<p>Just like further on in pregnancy, I notice when my bladder is fuller, I have them more often. So, I try to keep my bladder empty which with the pregnant mama urge to go...isn't as difficult as it sounds!</p>
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<p>I think also, as an experienced mama, you know what a BH feels like, so you notice them earlier.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mamanoley</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1286769/stopping-progesterone-and-braxton-hicks-also-what-s-the-earliest-you-ve-had-bh-contx#post_16131453"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>This time? What about with your previous babes? being a multiparamama I'd love both yours and mamatoabunch's input <span><img alt="love.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif" style="width:23px;height:16px;"></span></p>
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<br><br><p>Yes, it was around 12w this time and last time and the time before that. I claim amnesia for most pregnancy symptoms before 2006 though!  </p>
 

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<p>hey you wise mamas: so what do braxton hicks contractions feel like, anyway? </p>
 

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<p>They generally start around something like 6 weeks but women don't usually feel them until later.  I have been feeling them lately and I am 16+ wks.  Mainly in the morning frist thing. Urinating or driking water usually makes them stop for me. My first I didn't notice until like 20 weeks, but I was 19 and didn't realize it was going on until later when they were stronger and I got worried and asked my midwife.  With second I noticed around the same time, and again I was young and having no internet or computer way back when, it wasn't until they were stronger that I questioned it.</p>
 

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<p><strong><em><span style="color:rgb(0,0,205);">I noticed mine around 12 weeks, after DTD.</span></em></strong></p>
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<p><strong><em><span style="color:rgb(0,0,205);">I went swimming last night and swam a few laps, and I felt 4-5 of them through out that time and after. I'm 14 weeks now.</span></em></strong></p>
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<p><strong><em><span style="color:rgb(0,0,205);">They are annoying but bearable.</span></em></strong></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dreamer309</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1286769/stopping-progesterone-and-braxton-hicks-also-what-s-the-earliest-you-ve-had-bh-contx#post_16133122"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><strong><em><span style="color:rgb(0,0,205);">I noticed mine around 12 weeks, after DTD.</span></em></strong></p>
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<br><p>Was this a BH or a uterine contraction from orgasm? For me, after DTD, my uterus is rock hard for quite a while but it's not the same as a BH.</p>
 

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<p>I noticed them this pregnancy at 11 weeks, more regularly at almost 15 weeks now. I got them around 12ish in the previous 3-4 pregnancies that I can recall.</p>
 

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<p>I'm still on my progesterone suppositories (for some reason my OB isn't having me stop until I see her again and that's a week after Christmas...I'll be around 15 weeks) and I'm feeling BH contrax every once in a while.  Maybe once or twice a day.  I think I started feeling them about a week ago but I wasn't sure if that was what was happening.  I'm sure it is, now.  I'll be 14 weeks on Friday.</p>
 

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<p>i am planning on staying on progesterone until 18 wks, but i'll let you know after i stop.</p>
 

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<p>Technically, BH ctx start at conception, you just usually dont' feel them until later in... :)</p>
<p>I feel them pretty early, probably by 10-12 weeks. I also have irritable uterus, so I get regular contractions for 6+ hours a day starting about half-way through pregnancy.</p>
 
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