Cramping or braxton hicks

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Registered: 11-23-2011
Cramping or braxton hicks
Mon, 11-28-2011 - 2:41pm
Hi first timer on here. Pregnant with my third and expecting sever cramps. I have heard you can have braxton hicks at 15 weeks. Don't know what it is. Also I have started progesterone injections too. Worried or am I just being worried for nothing this is normal
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Registered: 03-09-2009
Mon, 11-28-2011 - 9:14pm

Hi and welcome!!


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Registered: 05-03-2007
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 12:35am
Im on my third as well.. i have excesive braxton hicks.. ive had it with all 3 pregnancies.. they r painless contractions... Ur uterous will feel tight then relax.. its practice contractions for the real thing.. i felt mine as early as 10 weeks.. im 17 weeks and have just started having them again.. but they r painless and non-productive.. they r not steady.. usualy if u have more than 8-10 in an hour they want u to talk to ur dr. But i average around 30 or more.. but as i said.. mine are not productive so im fine.. u can have them with any pregnancy.. now.. gas... Can hurt like period cramps and make u think its a contraction... So if u cramp try gas meds and wait an hour.. this almost always solves my cramping issue..
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Registered: 04-01-2008
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 9:23am


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Registered: 12-18-2003
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 1:37pm
Progesterone never caused me any side effects (other than pain and cramping at the injection site). I took it for the first 10 weeks of my pregnancy.

I am having a lot of ligament pain in my lower abdominal area. Some days it's a constant dull ache with occassional shooting pains. It's somewhat troubling but my OB says it's normal.
Cheryl, Mom to 3 year old Aeryn via adoption, TTC since 2003 and finally pregnant via Donor Egg!
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Registered: 02-21-2006
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 1:46pm

I also am on my third and started having them in the last week or 2. I had non stop BH with my last pregnancy so much that when I went in to be induced I was in early labor already and didnt know it. It happens now more in the evening, just the cramping up then relaxing. I think it must get worse each pregnancy bc I dont remember having them with my first hardly at all.

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Registered: 04-11-2008
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 12:20am

Hi Vicky!

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Registered: 07-23-2009
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 3:56pm
I had bh at 16 wks so its normal she was ny 4th.. Make sure ur drinkin lots.. Call ur dr if tgey get too but better safe than sry

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Registered: 09-27-2008
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 3:28pm

I am also expecting my 3rd and have had more cramping etc... than in previous pregnancies.

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