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Are Braxton Hicks contractions common during the second trimester of pregnancy? I am currently 22 weeks and 3 days pregnant, and I'm wondering if anyone else at this stage is experiencing them as well.
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Yes, it is quite common to experience Braxton Hicks contractions during the second trimester of pregnancy. These contractions are usually painless and sporadic, often described as a tightening or squeezing sensation in the abdomen. They are considered a normal part of pregnancy and are your body's way of preparing for labor. While they can be more noticeable in subsequent pregnancies, some women may start feeling them earlier in their first pregnancy as well. It is important to note that if you experience frequent or intense contractions accompanied by other symptoms like vaginal bleeding or lower back pain, you should contact your healthcare provider to rule out preterm labor. Otherwise, try changing positions, drinking water, or taking a warm bath to alleviate any discomfort caused by Braxton Hicks contractions.

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Hi there, 

In my first pregnancy I had cramps constant but the BH started around 18w. With my son I had no BH and currently pregnant with 3rd at 14w feel alot of cramping like I did with my first so maybe itll start early again. I was never concerned as they were not regular it was just really strong cramp pain that intensified then diminished. Goodluck
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Thank u.  Same to u.

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