What Do Contractions Feel Like At 27 Weeks?

Is it normal to have contractions at 27 weeks pregnant?

Your Body: 27 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

Braxton Hicks contractions: Feeling contractions already? Braxton Hicks are totally normal. If you have more than four contractions in an hour, though, call your on-call nurse or midwife.

What do early contractions feel like?

For you, early contractions may feel quite painless or mild, or they may feel very strong and intense. Typically, real labor contractions feel like a pain or pressure that starts in the back and moves to the front of your lower abdomen.

How do I know if it’s Braxton Hicks or real contractions?

Braxton-Hicks contractions are not, and they do not lead to birth. Real contractions are generally more intense and follow a consistent pattern, while Braxton-Hicks contractions do not. A woman usually feels pain from real contractions around the abdomen, lower back, and sometimes in the legs.

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.