Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Braxton Hicks Contractions

I've read many times about these "Braxton Hicks Contractions". I found it strange that they say that these BH contractions are preparing you for labor BUT they don't hurt. It really confused me for a while how a "contraction" doesn't hurt until I felt it for myself.
Yesterday while I was at work walking I felt a tightening in my lower abdomen. The entire area about an inch below my belly button to my pubic bone got all tight for about 1 minute (to *maybe* 2 minutes) then gradually relaxed. It happened twice yesterday just while I was walking. It was a really strange feeling but as they said it didn't hurt.



Anonymous said...

Wow you are lucky! i had some major painful BH contractions while i was pregnant.

Crysi said...

I had that happen a few times while I was washing dishes. It hasn't happened again. Never had them with Adia so I was pretty confused at first.

Jamie said...

they are different for every woman, you're lucky they don't hurt!