My Body – Pregnancy Week 24

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Pregnancy Week 24

How are you feeling? Is it hard to believe that your third trimester of pregnancy is just around the corner? By week 24, you may begin to feel brief contractions in your uterus. You may have heard your healthcare provider mention that you might experience these Braxton Hicks contractions. Usually, these contractions are nothing to worry about. They are commonly felt in the third trimester as they help your uterine muscles prepare for childbirth.

Typical Braxton Hicks Contractions:

  • Last between 15-30 seconds
  • Should be completely painless, or mildly uncomfortable
  • Do not indicate real labor, unless they are accompanied by back, abdominal, or pelvic pain and vaginal discharge

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My Body – Pregnancy Week 24

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10 comments

  1. Charrean says:

    I cant lay on my back it hurt bad wen i turn on my side wat does that mean

  2. I get the Braxton Hicks once in a while. I got them on my first pregnancy as well. My babay has 11 months and I get really busy with her, she keeps me in shape 🙂

  3. susan says:

    I don’t remember Braxton Hicks contractions with my 2 previous pregnancies (it’s been 10 years though) but I did go through pre-term labor with my first. With this one I do feel the tightening of the uterus… it gets so hard!

  4. Nina says:

    This is my 3rd babygirl. But with my first two I never felt a contraction or experienced Braxton hicks. I get a really Sharpe pain in my lower stomach and vaginal area. Like something a really bad tight period cramp. What could that be its been 4 years since my last pregnancy?

  5. Nina says:

    This is my 3rd babygirl. But with my first two I never felt a contraction or experienced Braxton hixs. Now I get a really Sharpe pain in my lower stomach and vaginal area. Like something a really bad tight period cramp. What could that be its been 4 years since my last pregnancy?

  6. Christina says:

    I’m not sure if I have them. All I feel is that my muscle in my private area hurts. Very sore. Never had that with my other girls.

    • nichole says:

      i am 24 weeks today and i also have that pain. i told the doctor about it and he didnt seem too concerned since there isnt anything else going on with it O.o i have no idea what it is! didnt have it with my first pregnancy though!

  7. sheenaholman says:

    So weird that I could have braxton hicks now, it seems so far off.

  8. Marilyn says:

    I’m 24 weeks and 3 days and I’m definitely having braxton hicks! Don’t remember having them muhc with my last pregnancy, but then again that was over 5 years ago! lol This little guy is non stop moving and I love it! I can see him move now!

  9. ketta says:

    i have been having some braxton hicks contractions in iam only 6 month

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