If there's one thing I am familiar with having been through labor once before, it's contractions! Late in pregnancy, my doctor and the books warned about experiencing Braxton-Hicks contractions. But, how does a mama-to-be know when they hit? By definition, they are:
Relatively painless nonrhythmic contractions of the uterus that occur during pregnancy with increasing frequency over time but are not associated with labor.
Some women encounter them early in pregnancy and endure them until the very end. The first time around, I didn't feel them until much later in the game. This go round, however, I have been acutely aware of their presence for quite a while. Luckily, as quick as they come, they go.
When did you start to feel Braxton-Hicks contractions?