Braxton Hicks: what have yours been like?


Well ladies, I believe I had my first experience with Braxton hicks in my 23rd week of pregnancy. Over the weekend, I woke up in the middle of the night in pretty severe discomfort. It felt like bad menstrual cramps. I wasn’t really sure what was going on at first and went to the bathroom (because I always have to pee). After peeing I felt fine again, so I went back to bed. Well after laying there for only a moment the cramping came back and I felt like I had to poop. So I went back to the toilet and just sat there googling Braxton Hicks. At that point I realized that was what it likely was. From what I read it sounded pretty spot on, but I’m also wondering what your experiences have been? I’m sitting at work now feeling that same dull cramping pain again (not as severe as the last time). Have you had them frequently? Have they been the same or felt different? Thanks ladies!