Braxton hicks contractions at 21 weeks. Is it normal? This is my second pregnancy, first viable one. I thought it was the baby balling up but no.

Yes. It is possible to feel Braxton Hicks as early as 16 weeks. Normally It lasts about 30 seconds & may feel once or twice an hour. Some experts think Braxton Hicks contractions toned uterine muscles, cervix & prepare it for labor contractions! Make sure you know the difference between Braxton Hicks with labor contractions & other complications. Always check with your Obstetrician for certainty.
Yes it is normal. Braxton hicks contractions also called prdromal labour or practice contractions are usually felt in second or third trimester and sometimes at 16 weeks gestation but make sure you consult your obstetrician to make sure these are braxton hicks contractions.

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Is it normal to have braxton hicks contractions as early as 23 weeks in pregnancy?

Possibly. Braxton hicks contractions are normal during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. So long as they are not painful, are not regular in nature or increasing in frequency, and do not dilate your cervix, they could be entirely normal. But, it is important to know that they are braxton hicks contractions and so it is important to have them evaluated by your ob/gyn. Read more...
Sometimes. Braxton-hicks contractions can start in the first trimester and get stronger, longer, and more frequent as pregnancy progresses. Sometimes they can be mistaken for labor pains. If you are concerned that you may be in true labor, please call your doctor right away. Read more...

I'm 9 weeks and 3 days. Is it normal to get Braxton hicks contractions this early? I have no pain. No bleeding. I'm just scared.

Be safe. Check. As your uterus enlarges, you may experience some pelvic discomfort and pressure (not Braxton-Hicks contractions). A pelvic sonogram would be the best way to reassure you that your pregnancy and your pelvic organs are OK. Be safe, get checked. Read more...

I'm experiencing braxton hicks contractions at 36 weeks every 20 min all day and diarhea also is this normal?

At 36 weeks. you should be in contact with your OBGYN who should answer ALL of your questions since HE/SHE knows YOUR pregnancy best! It would be FOOLISH for anyone to comment about you present clinical situation (although I would guess its "normal") Good Luck and I hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

I'm 38 w on sat, and I've been having braxton hicks contractions but their in my back. Now im cramping like im on my period. Is it normal?

Sounds like it. These are normal complaints we hear as women approach their due dates. When the contractions are painful and five minutes apart for at least an hour it is time to be seen in labor and delivery. Read more...

34weeks preg. Braxton hicks contractions get regular and very painful and last up to a minute and a half if I stay sitting or walk around. Normal?

Contractions. Braxton hicks contractions can be painful and may resemble true labor contractions. They can be somewhat regular and of the same length as the labor ones, but they don't produce any cervical dilation. If you are in doubt or have fluid leakage call your OB doc. Rest, fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) may help sometimes but get a consult, first. Read more...
Watch for labor. At 34 weeks even if you go into labor the baby should be fine, so there is no need to go to any lengths to stop it. If these pains become increasingly painful and regular than you certainly need to be checked. It is often difficult to tell if it is real or false labor, so don't be embarrassed to get checked even if it might be a false alarm. Read more...

Do braxton hicks contractions go away after a shower? If they do, are the ones that don't real contractions? They are coming in every 5 minutes.

Maybe. Braxton hicks contractions may go away after a shower, but also may not. Sometimes a relaxing endeavor like a shower or bath can cause them to diminish. If your contractions are rhythmic and timed, as you say, every 5 minutes, and last for more than an hour, you should go to labor & delivery to be evaluated. Read more...
Not usually. U should take this up with ur ob, so much depends on how far along u r & how often the come such as every day, week. There r other things that need 2 b known as BP or any other signs of toxicity. B sure u communicate with ur ob? Read more...