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Belly/Abdominal tightness anyone? -ioi- 1 child; Ontario 52 posts
29th Oct '08

Does any one feel their belly are "tight"-"tighter" at this stage of the pregnancy? Im 35 weeks and my belly have been very tight and uncomfortable. Im not too sure if that's normal or it could be a sign of something. Please share... thank you

~*~What's Coming Next?~*~ 1 child; Whiteville, North Carolina 708 posts
29th Oct '08

Sounds like braxton hicks.

Tarin* Due May 17; 1 child; Marysville, Ohio 1504 posts
29th Oct '08

Braxton Hicks contractions.... def. normal

Loving EJ 1 child; California 600 posts
29th Oct '08

Yes... I'm pretty sure it's because he's getting so big and that my skin can hardly stretch anymore. And i get BH contractions pretty often now. I told my doctor, he said pay attention to them but that it's normal.

ProudCavWife 18 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 876 posts
29th Oct '08

It's because your baby is getting bigger and running out of room. You got roughly 5 1/2 pounds of baby in a small space. It's normal.

-ioi- 1 child; Ontario 52 posts
29th Oct '08

FYI - it's not Braxton Hicks - That usually occurs when im tired or dehydrated - no minor "little" contractions. Its just a constant tightness of my belly. Hard like- feels like your chin type hard sometimes gets harder like your forehead hard/tight.

Aurie and Jio Isabella's 2 kids; New Jersey 1253 posts
29th Oct '08
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~*~What's Coming Next?~*~ 1 child; Whiteville, North Carolina 708 posts
29th Oct '08
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-ioi- 1 child; Ontario 52 posts
29th Oct '08

obviously this is my first pregnancy and im not too sure what's happening. It understandable that this may be caused of braxton hicks. Yet the only time i would think i would have a BH is during the evenings or mid day where i am tired and dehydrated. It feels likemy baby is kicking me every 2-3 seconds which usually last from 5mins to 1 hour. A contraction like sensation. But as for abdomin, having tightness all day round is kinda questionable. Mind you, id call my nurse /OB or triage but in my location there not much of any help lets say.... so if your belly is tight for more that 30 mins to 3 days let me know so I won't feel like a loner. If anything ill rush to the hospital if the pain continues, Back labor is consistent aswell but nothing to major....I can tolerate pain so im toughing it out at the mean time. So suggestions are gladly appreciated. :)

Sarah {{HBIC}} 1 child; New York 1062 posts
29th Oct '08
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Kelli_wright Due November 12; Iowa 1 posts
13th Oct '09
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Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
13th Oct '09

Yep, I get the same tight feeling. It's not braxton hicks because it always feels this way. I think it's just because he's running out of room in there and getting much bigger! When I get BH on top of it though my belly is like a ROCK!