help clarifying contractions

I'm having some Braxton hicks right now. I'm 36+6. I have had about 8 of them already all about 8-10 min apart. It's so tight and painful/uncomfortable on top of my uterus, but just not on the bottom of my uterus. This is my second pregnancy and I forgot how contractions feel.

My question is, shouldn't the contraction be my whole uterus? Not just the top?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 02, 2014
Posted: on Jun 25, 2014
I had my boy at 35 weeks, my contractions were all over the place from 1 min apart ro 20 mins and lasting from 5 secs to 1 min or there abouts, to start with inonly had pain and tightening across the bottom but not at the sides top or back like normal contractions, my midwife said it was braxton, my son was here 14 hours later, if you arent sure call the maternity ward, better to be safe than sorry, even if they arent typical contractions doesnt mean it isnt time, good luck and congrats

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