Is it possible to get Braxton Hicks on only part of your belly?
My wife seems to have what she thinks are Braxton Hicks contractions that she can sometimes only feel on part of her belly. Are these still Braxton Hicks. Other times it will be her whole belly.
Yes. BH contractions are the body's way of working out muscles in preparation for labor. With my two I would occasionally have them all over my stomach, but most often they were just one area at a time.
Think of them as an automatic strength training regimen. When body building you want to rotate which muscle groups are being worked. That is essentially what your wife's body is doing.
answered 23 Apr '10, 03:09
Some notes from here:
There is also some anecdotal evidence here:
So it certainly sounds like the answer is yes.
answered 23 Apr '10, 10:16