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Why does my stomach get so tight? Account deletion SHOULD e 1 child; Arizona 2625 posts
26th Jun '08

It only happens before bed or when Im asleep and wake up. My stomach usually feels mostly mushy and soft. But right before bed or waking up to pee, my stomach feels rock hard all over. It hurts and very uncomfortable. I have to take a warm shower or drink cold water and walk around to get her moving to be able to get comfy again. Why is this? Just her positioning or what? Anyone else going through this?

Shiloh's mama♥ 1 child; California 1946 posts
26th Jun '08

Braxton hicks?

Ariyah's Mommy Due February 27; 33 kids; Arizona 711 posts
26th Jun '08

i get the same thing. but throughout the day as well.
i just thought they were braxton hicks or maybe her positioning. pretty sure its normal though.

iiii Due August 12; 2 kids; Loves Park, Illinois 2261 posts
26th Jun '08

you are farther than me but I've been having that for awhile. I never brought it up to a doctor because its not painful or anything. Just a little uncomfortable. Anyway i assume its braxton hicks?

jen-ee-fur 2 kids; Nevada 565 posts
26th Jun '08
Quoting RakeGirl:
Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; Arizona 52117 posts
26th Jun '08

If it's all over and doesn't just feel like a tiny part of her pressing on you then it's mostly likely braxton hicks. I get them only at night too, usually before bed/shower.

Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
26th Jun '08

ITs called a contraction :) Your uterus tightening to stay healthy and conditioned in preparation for labor. Its very normal. The baby moving can trigger a contraction, as can having to pee or changing positions suddlenly, and it should happen when you have an orgasm as well. They are very normal and healthy and usually happen several times a day as you get closer to your due date. Alot of people refer to them as Braxton Hicks... meaning contractions that dont start labor, just happen once in a while.

Account deletion SHOULD e 1 child; Arizona 2625 posts
26th Jun '08
Quoting Samantha Michelle:
Account deletion SHOULD e 1 child; Arizona 2625 posts
26th Jun '08
Quoting Kyrie (and 1st baby!):
Socialist 1 child; Washington 17392 posts
26th Jun '08

*watching*

I always thought it was just her streaching.

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; Arizona 52117 posts
26th Jun '08
Quoting RakeGirl:
Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
26th Jun '08
Quoting Kyrie (and 1st baby!):
Account deletion SHOULD e 1 child; Arizona 2625 posts
26th Jun '08

I have an appt on Wed so Ill make sure to ask. Last time I went I didnt ask about it cause I thought it was just her pressing against my stomach and I thought BH hurt... well it does hurt because its making my stomach VERY uncomfortably tight but I thought it would have sharp pains associated with it for some reason.

Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
26th Jun '08
Quoting RakeGirl:
Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; Arizona 52117 posts
26th Jun '08
Quoting Sharonblueyes: