This is my second pregnancy. I didn’t feel any BH contractions with my first. I only started feeling contractions after I was induced. I did experience the normal cramping and pain though throughout pregnancy.
This is my second and there have been a couple times lately where I swear it seems like I’m having a contraction. Its a shooting pain all down my belly like what I felt when I was in labor with #1, but obviously not nearly as severe. But it does grab my attention and make me say “ow!”. I’m pretty in tune with my body and its not the same as cramping, or a gas bubble or other normal pregnancy issues I had with my first or thus far in this pregnancy. I know BH can happen as early as 6 weeks but it just seems too soon for this!
Anyone else experience this or have any ideas if it could be something else?
It sounds like your body is releasing a hormone called relaxin, it is your muscles expanding in preperation for birth(A female hormone secreted by the corpus luteum that helps soften the cervix and relax the pelvic ligaments in childbirth). This is what is causing the contraction like pains. This will ease of with in the next few days-weeks. If you google it you will find loads of info.
on: 9th March 11