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    Default Rock hard belly then crazy moving baby 38 weeks

    This morning my belly is has been going rock hard and then relaxing. In the relaxing times bub had been going crazy with kicks and wiggles in particular his new favourite move of "down" which to say is ouchy is an understatement.

    I've read a bit and think it might be Braxton Hicks and a very squashed little bub expressing his discomfort but i'm not sure. Anyone know what this might be?

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    Im not an expert but I'm guessing BH. Is there any sort of pain when you get the tightness? I had a middy go through it with me the other day, tightening with pain can be labour and to be ready for that. Tightening but just discomfort is your body practicing for the real deal. Good luck, exciting if it's the early signs of your LO's arrival!!

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    I had BH from about 26 weeks with my second bub and it sounds exactly like what you described! My belly would go rock hard for 30-40 seconds and then relax again, as I got bigger and closer to my due date bubs liked them less and less and would let me know it too, lol.

    It's a good sign that your body is working out what it has to do and is having a practice run. If they get painful and you notice they are coming at regular intervals under 10 minutes apart maybe give your midwife a call and see if they think it is the start of something. Fingers crossed it won't be long now!

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    Thanks so much! Totally comforting!

    They don't really hurt, mildly crampy and uncomfortable but not painful so much. Timed them for a bit but they are totally regular and seem to have stopped now.

    Here's hoping that its a warm up for a smooth delivery, sooner rather than later please baby!


 

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