Can you have Braxton Hicks at 28 weeks?
Braxton-Hicks contractions, also called “practice contractions,” may begin in your third trimester and will intensify closer to delivery. During these contractions, the muscles of your uterus will tighten for about 30 to 60 seconds, and sometimes for up to 2 minutes.
When should I be concerned about Braxton Hicks contractions?
If your contractions are occurring regularly — every 10 minutes or more than 6 per hour — you may be in labor and should call your doctor right away. Here are other signs that you are not just having Braxton Hicks contractions, and that it’s time to grab your hospital bag: They’re getting stronger as time goes on.
How long should Braxton Hicks last at 28 weeks?
Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular and infrequent. They usually last about 15 to 30 seconds (but sometimes as long as two minutes), and they should subside when you change positions.
What causes lower abdominal pain at 28 weeks pregnant?
This pain commonly occurs with changes in position, such as sitting to standing or bending down. Most women start to feel their uterus contract and periodically tighten some time during the second trimester, the point in their pregnancy between 14 to 28 weeks.