778012 tn?1304901886

braxton hicks already?

So I am 15 wks 2 days along with my 2nd baby (4th pregnancy)...I woke up with some strong cramping and back pain at 4:30 this morning...when I felt my uterus it was rock hard.  Freaking out to be having contractions this early...I waited for an hour to see if they went away before I called my doc at 5:30...she was nice but didn't seem concerned at all.  She said as long as I am not bleeding the baby is fine.

I am still nervous.  It is now 9 am so like over 4 hrs have passed and I'm still having the light back and abdominal pain and occassional tightening of the uterus.  I think I will wait til the afternoon and call the doc again to see if she will see me just to make sure there isn't a problem.  Anyone else have experience?
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136689 tn?1419580447
i get that sometimes and i wonder if it's the uterus stretching.
1112895 tn?1268581875
I would say it's Braxton Hicks. This is my 5th pregnancy (4th child) and I had lots of BH during 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and now 5th. As long as they don't HURT and they don't get stronger and more frequent I would say they are BH. Mine did start that early too. Wishing you luck!
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How are you feeling?
778012 tn?1304901886
Feeling better...I still get the braxton hicks but my ob said just what eddiblair said...as long as they don't really hurt or get stronger or more frequent (or are accompanied by bleeding) all is wel
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I am happy to hear that...Great!..
merry xmas and happy new year..all the best in 2011
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