Describe Braxton Hicks?


Can someone explain to me the type of feeling you get with braxton Hicks? I’m experiencing some discomfort the last couple days mostly when I’m up and active such as cleaning or cooking and stuff like that. I’m 16 weeks. It feels like the sides of my stomach are really tense and feels kinda like a sharp cramp. I see a lot of people describe it as sort of like period cramps but period cramps for me are dull and achy. This feels like a more sharp tense feeling and it’s specifically the sides of my stomach below my belly button area. It happens a few times in a row and I just have to lay down for a while until it stops. Just curious if this is what I’m experiencing.