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Hi ladies, I’m just after some advice. I’m 36 weeks pregnant with my first child and recently started getting braxton hicks, but not in my belly like normal women, in my lower back (which I know is normal) amd also in my chest and neck. I’m just wondering if this is normal, or if anybody else has had the same experience?

Posted anonymously, 16th January 2014

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  • Nope, only ever in my belly. Sounds a bit weird to have them in your neck!

  • I have only ever experience them in my belly and back never in the neck. I would get that checked out

  • I would say it must be a pressure sensation or a muscle spasm or getting tight.

  • I only had them in my belly,abdomen area, which is normal. Never in the neck or chest though. Are you sure they’re braxton hicks and not something else?

  • Have to say this is a new one for me. Interested in what others have to say on this one.

  • I have never heard of this, it sounds just like a muscle spasm to me

  • I would check with the Dr. Anything in the chest is not good! Especially during pregnancy!

  • I only ever had braxton hicks in my belly. That would be aweful in ur neck or back.

  • I am 30 week preganant and having Braxton hick up my spine to my neck also feels painful OB doctor dont know why I was wondering if you had a answer my blood preassure is borderline and this is my 8 th pregnacy.

  • there are some good comments here

  • im not too sure on what it is really

  • Weird, I hope they have gone away.

  • Never had it and never heard of it

  • Hhm, I would be asking the doctor to be sure.

  • I have heard of it, but there can be other issues so I would get checked ASAP

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