What are Braxton Hicks contractions?
Braxton Hicks contractions are the tightening and relaxation of the uterus in pregnancy that may start towards the middle of your pregnancy, or sometimes earlier. Some mums say they feel a slight tightening across their tummies and others find them quite unpleasant. When you feel them, practice your breathing techniques if you need to. Not sure if you're having Braxton Hicks contractions? Get in touch with your midwife or give our expert Careline team a call.
What do Braxton Hicks contractions feel like?
When do Braxton Hicks start?
Braxton Hicks usually start around the middle of your pregnancy and can sometimes be felt as early as 16 weeks. Believe it or not, your uterus has been contracting on and off gently since about seven weeks, but you won’t have been able to feel it.
Coping with Braxton Hicks
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