The One with Braxton Hicks

Friday, July 30, 2010

You know what's a weird feeling? Braxton Hicks. As if feeling something nudging me from the inside out isn't weird enough (seriously, weirdest (but most comforting and reassuring!) feeling ever). I first heard of Braxton Hicks on FRIENDS, of all places. (I didn't take this video, FYI):

I started noticing this curious symptom known as Braxton Hicks a few weeks ago. In a nutshell, it's my uterus contracting and preparing to give birth. But I'm not ready!!! Hold your horses!!! I've still got 11 weeks to prepare and freak out!!!
It's so weird when it happens though, my belly gets really hard and contorts into a funny shape and feels like it's being stretched and tightened.
Pregnancy is just so much fun :)
So. Yeah. I couldn't think of anything to blog about today, so you get to read about my contractions.
Have a lovely weekend.


  1. i got used to them enough that sometimes i wouldn't even feel them but i would SEE them happening if i was walking by a mirror during one. i thought it was the weirdest thing... seriously, my stomach would look like a square during them!

  2. Oh fun stuff! I got these lovely contractions ALL of the time! Sometimes for LONG periods of time, but no worries, your body is just practicing for the real thing and they dont mean you'll deliver early. :)

  3. Hey, I just watched this one!!! LOL. Hope they're not too painful! Sounds crazy and weird... can't wait! ;-) LOL. 11 weeks?!?!? Is that it?!?!? Gosh, Paige, that's just around the corner!!! EEEEEE! :-D

  4. So I've never had them! I'm on pregnancy #3 and have yet to experience them. In fact, I've only ever felt contractions with EMma, and even then they were so light I barely felt them, rather I "saw" them on the monitor when I was induced. And ya know what, I'm good with that. Since I'm having a c-section again, having contractions might make me panic a bit!

  5. I went on bed rest due to them, and that was A LOT of fun (not). Be careful and make sure you are communicating with your dr!

  6. i started getting them at 19 weeks! kinda freaked me out a bit. some of them hurt. doc told me to stay very hydrated to prevent them from getting to frequent. they are not fun, but its your bodies was of saying "get ready for baby!". first pregnancies are scary sometimes, but you are doing great and you look fab!


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