Q&A: Can you feel Braxton Hicks contractions at 16 weeks?
Is it possible to feel Braxton Hicks contractions as early as 16 weeks?
Before 20 weeks, you may have other symptoms that make it feel like you’re having contractions. Your body, including your digestive system, is going through so many changes. Pregnancy hormones often slow down your body’s digestive system, meaning you might experience more bloating and constipation than in your prepregnancy days. These indigestion pains can be misinterpreted as contractions.
But everyone is different, and it’s very subjective how sensitive a woman will be to Braxton Hicks contractions, so who can say that you’re not feeling them?