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Stomach tightening...what is it? August08Mommy 1 child; Maryland 54 posts
2nd Jul '08

I'm 33 weeks and I've had braxton hicks before...during my stomach just gets tight for a couple seconds and then will go back to regular. But ever since last night, my stomach has been getting soo tight to the point where I can't stand up straight to walk. I thought that maybe it was just my baby sitting in an awkward position but it's still like this now. It hurts! What could this be? Have any of you experienced this pain before? Please help. Thanks!

amberly_rose 3 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 420 posts
2nd Jul '08

its called braxton hicks... itsnormal, its your uterus getting ready for birth!

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
2nd Jul '08

Sounds like contractions to me. I would get that checked out.

SKRUMSHZ Ontario 164 posts
2nd Jul '08

yes...and i was told that it was nromal...just your body getting ready...so relax...but if it makes you feel better go to your dr and get checked out...nothing wrong with making sure you and baby are ok....

August08Mommy 1 child; Maryland 54 posts
2nd Jul '08

I thought that braxton hicks only last for a few seconds and shouldn't happen more then 4 times an hour? My stomach has been "tightening" like this since around 8:00 last night and it last much longer then a few seconds.
Sorry if I'm worrying too much. This is just my first baby and she's already measuring 3 weeks ahead, so she's at 36 weeks and I'm worried that she'll make her apperance b4 her August 18th due date.

amberly_rose 3 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 420 posts
2nd Jul '08

when is your next appointment?

madii Due June 24; 3 kids; Nottingham, United Kingdom 4092 posts
2nd Jul '08

if i was you id give your dr a call and see what they say...

its better to be safe than sorry
hope you feel better soon x

August08Mommy 1 child; Maryland 54 posts
2nd Jul '08

Next Tuesday, July 8th

The Original Mama Bear 2 kids; Marquette, MI, United States 13751 posts
2nd Jul '08

I'd call just to be safe. What's the worst that could happen? They check you and send you home?

Better safe than sorry.

Jennie K 1 child; Greenville, North Carolina 1173 posts
2nd Jul '08

I'm having my c-section the same day that you're due! I too, have been having these crazy tightening episodes. I've had BH since I was about 22 wks so this is other feeling is new. Have you found out yet? I go to the dr at 3:00 today, so I'm hoping they can answer my questions. I also been having excessive discharge (TMI), and I know they can test for pre-term labor. I've got a laundry list of things to ask, so we'll see. None of my friends think I'll last through mid August, and neither do I. I just hope it's not this weekend or the next because I'm out of town at the beach and that would be a b***h if I went into labor. Please keep me posted. Thanks.

Mama Melis 3 kids; California 59500 posts
2nd Jul '08

could just be really strong braxton hicks or contractions.

are you drinking enough water?

August08Mommy 1 child; Maryland 54 posts
2nd Jul '08

Nope, I haven't found out anything yet. My OB office doesn't open until 9 today.
I too have been having excessive discharge, to the point where I have to wear pantiliners (TMI) because if not, I'm in the bathroom every 10 minutes wiping it away.
Well let me know what your Dr tells you today. I too am hoping that she stays in for atleast a couple more weeks because I'm going away for the holiday weekend.

emeuser Due January 30 (girl); 2 kids; Illinois 620 posts
2nd Jul '08

Was your doctor concerned about measuring 3 weeks ahead? I was measuring that at my last appt. and mine seemed really concerned. Just wondering what others have had experience with.

August08Mommy 1 child; Maryland 54 posts
2nd Jul '08

I haven't seen my Dr since I got my ultrasound where they discovered the baby was soo big. At 30 weeks 3 days, she was measuring at 33 weeks 3 days and was 4 pounds :shock:. That was 3 weeks ago, so I can only imagine what she is weighing now. I'll see her on Tuesday and ask her if she's concerned.

AuntieRia Due June 29 (girl); 2 kids; Indiana 2 posts
16th Mar '10
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