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Hard stomach.. what causes it? Robbie Wasabi 2 kids; Virginia Beach, Virginia 122 posts
30th Sep '11

I'm currently 28 weeks pregnant and as of right now, my stomach is pretty hard all over without any cramping.
What causes your stomach to be hard and uncomfortable to walk?

Casey&Adolie. Due January 21 (boy); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Georgia 3641 posts
30th Sep '11

hard all over?

ReesMom2♥MFH 2 kids; Texas 8797 posts
30th Sep '11

Braxton Hicks - they are contractions you have all during your pregnancy so your body can prepare for labor. They are totally normal and harmless but can be uncomfortable at times.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
30th Sep '11

The baby or BH. My lower stomach is always hard because that's where she lays.

ANNIEEEE 1 child; Oklahoma 2057 posts
30th Sep '11

There's less and less room left.. IDK.. also.. as the baby goes head down you might start to "waddle"

Robbie Wasabi 2 kids; Virginia Beach, Virginia 122 posts
30th Sep '11
Quoting cjy(::" hard all over?"


Yes, all over! I'm not having any cramps or anything when it's hard like this but it's been hard for a while.. I'd say 20 mins or so.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
30th Sep '11
Quoting Robbie Wasabi:" Yes, all over! I'm not having any cramps or anything when it's hard like this but it's been hard for a while.. I'd say 20 mins or so."


Maybe its the baby? Or BH? Sometimes my stomach stays hard for awhile but it doesn't hurt.

Casey&Adolie. Due January 21 (boy); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Georgia 3641 posts
30th Sep '11
Quoting Robbie Wasabi:" Yes, all over! I'm not having any cramps or anything when it's hard like this but it's been hard for a while.. I'd say 20 mins or so."


Sounds like.. a realllllllllllly long BH. Or the baby is all front-and-center. My little girl has been front and center ENTIRE pregnancy, except a week or so maybe. My belly is really really firm, but not like hard like when I get BH.

homerjsimpson Beverly Hills, California 371 posts
30th Sep '11

Try drinking water. I had lots of BH through two of my pregnancies, and found if I was a bit dehydrated they got bad. Drank water, gone!

Scotty&LilDsMomma+1 Due March 12 (girl); 2 kids; Arlington, Texas 171 posts
30th Sep '11

If your stomach has been hard straight for about 20 minutes then i doubt that's BH. My stomach would harden for a little then get soft again with pains involved. If you're stomach was normal and just went hard all over its probably just the baby repositioned itself in a way that makes your whole stomach bulge out and make you uncomfortable. Try messing with your belly and poking at the baby to see if you can get him/her to move to a new position. That's what I always did when i was uncomfortable. I'd poke at my boys and they'd kick me back. Lol.

Serrae mom 1 child; Texas 258 posts
2nd Oct '11

cool im 29weeks and the same thing happens too me! my stomach gets really tight and i can feel her just pushing herself against my stomach its so cute but unconforable lol its mostly after I eat alot, I just Push it off as shes getting bigger