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Tightness in the belly? *~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8331 posts
5th Dec '12

I've been experiencing some tightness in my belly since last night. Like, it's just been real tight and hasn't eased up any. I'm only 9 weeks along, so I don't think I should be experiencing such tightness yet. What do you think? Like, I am experiencing some slight cramps, but they aren't real bad. Sometimes, they are just bad enough to take my breath for a second, then it's gone. Last night, I had a pretty big cramp in my lower tummy while I was putting my son in the car, and it took about a minute- minute and a half for it to let up. I haven't had any bleeding or spotting, just regular discharge, that's sometimes kind of a snot color... I'm not really worried about it, I just want an opinion.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
5th Dec '12

Those are Braxton Hicks/ False Contractions. You either feel tightening of the belly or period like cramps below.. they get more frequent farther into the pregnancy but since your so early you can check with your Dr. to make sure it's not a threatened m/c. There should be no bleeding as well those two combine is not good news.

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
5th Dec '12

I started getting BH with my son at 15 weeks and 10 weeks with my daughter.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8331 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting grizzy:" Those are Braxton Hicks/ False Contractions. You either feel tightening of the belly or period like cramps ... [snip!] ... with your Dr. to make sure it's not a threatened m/c. There should be no bleeding as well those two combine is not good news."


I didn't know it was possible to have them this early... I know I had them on and off when I was pregnant with my son after 20 weeks.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Angeleyes1372:" I didn't know it was possible to have them this early... I know I had them on and off when I was pregnant with my son after 20 weeks."


I didn't start having them til I think... 25-28wks. So I've never heard of them happening so early but, as long as your not bleeding than you should be fine.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1538 posts
5th Dec '12

bh.. i didn't get them till i was like 24 weeks

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8331 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting grizzy:" I didn't start having them til I think... 25-28wks. So I've never heard of them happening so early but, as long as your not bleeding than you should be fine."


Well so far, I'm not bleeding. And the tightness has eased up. I'm not all TOO worried about it bur I am going to talk to the doctor about it tomorrow. That and the pressure I've had in my lower back the last few days. I think that it's the extra weight and me being up n moving all day bc my dad's been in the hospital.