Post by akraus2015 on Feb 24, 2017 22:45:08 GMT -5
Okay guys I need some advice. I feel like I've been drama llama lately and was just at the midwife's office yesterday, but all they did was have me drink the glucose drink and take blood, didn't check anything else.
Anyway...I'm noticing a more frequent tightening in my uterus. Remember that feeling we talked about after O?? Kind of like that. Is this baby just moving more frequently and I'm dumb and don't know what I'm feeling? Is it BH? Preterm labor??
Of course I googled so now my PGAL brain is going nuts. I also noticed a "wetness" feeling twice today that seemed more than normal. The tightening feeling doesn't hurt...I don't really know how to explain it.
My anatomy scan is Tuesday afternoon. Should I just chill until then? How do I know when I should call the midwife??
I have the same feelings and everything has been a-okay so far. The tightness could be Braxton hicks if it gets tight for seconds all over. It's super normal. If they happen too often that's when you need to worry. My doc said more than 5 an hour to call. If it's just tightness in different places, it could just be baby. The movement feels different as they get bigger.
As for the wetness, it could be discharge. It really amps up in the later part of pregnancy. Most second time know about swamp crotch.
But as always if it will make you feel better, can you call a nurse line?
I second the if it feels tight all over (like after Oing) that's what a BH feels like. Drinking water can def help with BHs too.
Baby jabbing can make just spots feel tight - it took me a while during my first pregnancy to figure that out, so don't feel bad about being all WTF body.
I hope you feel better soon.
ETA If it were me I'd drink a couple glasses of milk/water and lay down for an hour and see how you feel. If you drink juice just remember that all the sugar can make baby more active though it wouldn't increase BH.
Post by jubilantsquirrel on Feb 25, 2017 0:15:03 GMT -5
I agree it sounds like BH. As others have said, drink water and lay down, that should help ease them.
Contractions will get progressively more intense and won't go away with hydration and rest.
Also, never be afraid to call your doctor. They are there to help you whenever you need. If you're unsure if something you're experiencing is normal and it's freaking you out, call. Don't worry about being "that" patient, it's always better to be safe than sorry and any doctor or nurse will agree.
Huge stranger hugs and I hope you're able to get some rest tonight.
Definitely BH. The first time you get them, it's a "wtf is happening" feeling and then you learn to recognize them... you can also get crampy from being dehydrated, but I'm apparently a rarity who's BH manifests in the forms of cramps
Hey! I'm better I think. For whatever reason I really scared myself last night. Didn't sleep much because I was up feeling for every little sign of something unusual, but I think things are good now. Going to start my day off with a giant water, and I'm not helping H do any of the painting or furniture assembly today.
akraus2015 - Sorry for the anxious moment last night! Glad you're feeling better today. I've been having more aches and tightness as well as wetness. It's all normal. Though very strange. Never hesitate to call the nurse line or your doc if you have a question. They should understand FTMs and also loss moms needing reassurance!
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I can get pretty inside my head sometimes.
it is so so normal. The most stressful time of pregnancy for me was the first 20 weeks. Once we had the anatomy scan, I was finally able to really enjoy the pregnancy a lot more. I hope it's the same for you!
Post by sonamgupta2107 on Sept 21, 2017 1:59:15 GMT -5
Hi dear. I am happy that you are seeking answers in such a renowned forum and I am sure you will get perfect answers. I am going to tell you my experience. I am having them at 22 wks, as well, but this is #3, so I think it's that I notice them because I know what they are. My midwife and I just talked about this yesterday at my visit since it was "time" to cover preterm labor symptoms. She said that if they were accompanied by back pain, it was probably a good time to let her know so we could keep an eye on things. Even though they are completely normal, and some women notice them more than others, if there were any risk factors for preterm labor I'd probably want to let my midwife know, just in case, and so that they are on alert should there be an emergency. I also consulted Lotus Center in Ukraine who are best in these matters they also said these are normal. Best of luck to all who are facing this problem. Be safe and stay blessed.
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