Normal cramps or Braxton Hicks? 🤔

I'm 31 weeks and 5 days as of today, and something that I've been quite confused about is... How do i tell the difference between a Braxton Hicks contraction and normal cramps? I've been reading and watching videos to understand better but I'm still uncertain. It feels like I'm having menstrual cramps around the tummy area, not below. And you know how you feel some pain during menstrual cramps? I'm feeling it. But from what i gathered, Braxton Hicks should feel like cramps around the tummy area but should not hurt. So what exactly am i feeling? 😅

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Super Mum

Braxton Hicks can hurt like menstrual cramps. As long as it doesn’t persist in regular intervals and there’s no bleeding.. you should be ok.

2y ago

Okay thanks! Unfortunately today it was persistent for a couple of hours :( it's gone now!