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    Default Braxton hicks at 16 wks..what the!!??

    Little bit of back story:
    -3rd baby
    - had a fairly big bleed at 14+4 (thought I had mc, but bubs is fine)
    -Started feeling movements 2 days ago
    -now having BH 4 in the last hr, 3 previously throughout the morning.

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced them this early!?

    I got the fairly regularly from 30-35 wks with previous bubs, but def not this early!
    I know they're BH because they are exactly the same as previous pregs.

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    Totally normal to get them earlier with each pregnancy. I got them from around 16 weeks with number 4 and 5 and now with this one I had them from about 12 weeks. You should only be concerned if they start coming every 15 Min or more for 2 hours or more

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseBetweenTheThorns View Post
    Totally normal to get them earlier with each pregnancy. I got them from around 16 weeks with number 4 and 5 and now with this one I had them from about 12 weeks. You should only be concerned if they start coming every 15 Min or more for 2 hours or more

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    Thanks for the reply. It totally took me by surprise! I didn't realise they started so early.. You learn something new with way pregnancy!

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    Very normal. I felt them with DS1 from 20 weeks and about 13 weeks with DS2.

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    Can I ask ladies, did your pregnancies go 'full term'?
    After the bleed and now BH, I'm starting to stress if I'll make it. Dd I was 7 days over and ds was on his due date....

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    Another one with early b & H's. I always go over 40 weeks.

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    Early BH here too with B2 - every day since 16 weeks (now 21). I'm at risk of early labour and my mw/ob team isn't worried about them so they must be nothing to worry about!

    I think the guidelines I was given is more than 4 in an hour.

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    I had them around that time I think, and it was my first. I went to 42 weeks.

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    I go early but it's more due to irritable uterus

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    Thanks for the replies ladies.

    I'm starting to wonder if I have a low lying placenta or something, as now very time DH and I DTD, I end up with brown spotting.
    In previous pregnancies, his 'stuff' used to irritate me uterus into contracting, but only towards the end (after 30wks). But now it's doing it at 16wks....
    I think I'm gonna have a long chat with the gp


 

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