Saturday, 20 August 2011

Braxton Hicks

I received an email from the bump and saw this “What are Brixton Hicks contractions”? I just read something about it at What to Expect application from Hubs’s IP. So, I went to reading about it abit further..
This is what The Expert from the Bump said..
Re: What are Braxton Hicks contractions? When could they start, and what do they feel like?
Braxton Hicks contractions (name courtesy of the English doctor who first described them in 1872) are relatively painless, irregular, and infrequent contractions that start around week six and lasting until the weeks before delivery. Though they start in the first months, you probably won’t feel them until around week 28 (if at all). These contractions are your body’s way of practicing and preparing for labor.
The tightness you feel in your uterus during a Braxton Hicks contraction comes from the tensing of the muscles in your uterus. Although they cause more annoyance than pain, drinking water or taking a walk or a warm bath should relieve any discomfort. Mild Braxton Hicks contractions are very common and nothing to worry about, but call your doctor if you’re in the first eight months and feel four or more contractions in an hour — this might be a sign of preterm labor.
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I am not sure if what I have been feeling lately is Braxton Hicks or not. I do sometimes feel that my stomach tightens and cramps under my buttocks just like when I had my period. Less than 5 mins every time it happens. Sometimes I feel pain under my stomach too, the uterus area on the right. Mom said its Baby kicking me. Back pain is still zero at this point. So far, the pain is mild and still bearable.
Luckily I have Doctor’s appointment this Monday so I can tell her what’s been happening. Mudah-mudahan Allah will keep on protecting Baby. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin~
♥ 26 weeks!

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