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    I had BH from 20 weeks with #2. Can't remember when they started with #1, but pretty sure it was before 28 weeks. BH's are not usually particularly painful (a bit of discomfort and that's about it) and short. For me, it was the short-ness of the BH that helped me distinguish at times. They are usually 10 seconds or so long, rarely up to 30 seconds. 'Real' contractions are meant to be more like 1 - 2 minutes long.

    BUT, then I got to full term and got these really painful 'contractions' and it was hard to tell the difference between BH & the real thing. I had a number of regular pains that lasted up to 2 minutes long and were 3 - 5 minutes apart. This happened 3 or 4 times in a week, stopping after 30 minutes the first 2 - 3 times, but the last time it lasted 2 hours and that's when I went to hospital. I wasn't in labour, but they kept me overnight anyway just to watch.

    Basically, have a low threshold for calling the maternity ward. They are there to talk to and you can go & get checked out any time of the day. As Cat said if these are new & quite painful then it could be pre-term labour so please get checked out.

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    My BH were intense and long (usually 60-90secs) and would make me lose my breath and stop mid-sentence (and I have a high pain threshold!) BUT for me this was normal and because I had so many from so early I knew the pattern. (20+ a day, then 30 a day by 35 weeks). If in doubt call your hosp and they might get you in for a CTG.

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    Hello

    I have had Braxton hicks since about 22 weeks, I am now about 26 weeks and don't feel them that often maybe once every couple of days

    I was scared when I first felt them but other people reassured me it's normal to get them early, as well as my ob


 

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