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    Braxton Hicks 2nd Tri??
    oboingo76 posted:
    Well, looks like I had my first BH contraction last night. It woke me up out of a dream and scared me to death! It felt like someone was squeezing my uterus - wasn't painful just - weird. I shifted positions and it didn't happen again but of course all night I was worried that something was going wrong.

    I thought of BH so looked it up this morning and it did say they can begin as early as the second trimester. The description matched exactly what I felt. I was just surprised because I didn't expect to experience them this early (I'm in my 16th week).

    Has anyone else in their 2nd tri experienced these already?
    htma4494 responded:
    Lurking from 3rd tri: Hi, I'/ pregnant w/ my 1st and I had BH several times during my 2nf tri, although not until I was around 20 weeks or so..If this is not your 1st child, they are likely to come much earlier...Dont stress, they are normal part of pregnancy and is basically preparing your body for real contractions...They will get more frequent in the 3rd tri..
    Me: 24, DF: 27, EDD: 11/9/10 (1st Child) Team Blue!!!
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    rmbmomof2 responded:
    I started having them around 19 weeks. At first I thought it was the baby curling into a ball making my stomach hard, but after the 2nd or 3rd time I thought maybe BH. THis is my 3rd pregnancy and my first time ever experiencing them! Good thing they arent painful, just strange.
    mmwells1229 responded:
    I was wondering the same thing, mine started at around 15 weeks which seemed very early to me. No pain associated with them and they are random (I really only notice them at night) so I'm not worried. This is also my second pregnancy, but I didn't notice them with the 1st until mid 3rd tri. I guess we are just going to be labor champs!
    Lysana responded:
    I'm 16w4d today, and I had some this morning on the drive to work. At the time, they struck me as the first ones I've had that haven't come after taking a walk. So, sounds normal!
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    leftcoastgirl responded:
    Mine started around 16 weeks with my first LO and with this pregnancy as well.
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