BRAXTON HICKS???

on Sunday, October 5, 2008

I was having my dinner together with mama, abah n nabil when suddenly i felt like there was a hard ball ke ape ntah inside my tummy rolling downwards . And then.... there were a number of contractions....hm...could it be the braxton hicks? i've been experiencing this since yesterday.

Ok...what is braxton hicks?

"A Braxton Hicks contraction is defined by Taber's Medical dictionary as an intermittent, painless contraction that may occur every 10 to 20 minutes after the first trimester of pregnancy. These contractions were first described in 1872 by British gynecologist John Braxton Hicks. Sometimes these contractions are also called prelabor contractions or Hicks sign. Not everyone will notice or experience these contractions, and some will have them frequently. Some mothers say that they notice them more in subsequent pregnancies than in their first pregnancy. Calling your doctor or midwife should happen if you have contractions closer than 12 minutes apart prior to 37 weeks, as this might indicate preterm labor and not Braxton Hicks contractions."

"Braxton Hicks contractions are a tightening of the uterine muscles for one to two minutes and is thought to be an aid to the body in its preparation for birth. Not all expectant mothers have these contractions. They are thought to be part of the process of effacement, the thinning of the cervix."

Hmm....kerol laling...you'd better pray that it was really really braxton hicks. will inform Dr. Maziah about it mase next visit tapi jgn risau Kerol Laling...kalo makin teruk.... I will go straight away to DSH. Alhamdulillah xdela rase saket pon....cume terase la contractions ntah bape kali ntah. so jgn risau okeh? just do what u need to do there and come home to meet ur prince okeh?

-ADIE-

3 comments:

Anasir said...

aku rasa itu memang braxton hicks..
hehehehe

nad said...

take care adie..ginger tea tu works for u tak?

adie said...

berkesan la utk 2 hari pertama...hahahhaa..pastue....takkkkk :((