My uterus has been super tight since monday.
I am so sorry you are experiencing this. It sounds very disconcerting. I am having my first baby so can't offer much personal insight on your question, but I have heard of others experiencing Braxton-Hicks as early as the middle of the second trimester, so hopefully that's all it is. Did your doc check the baby's heart rate since this started? I would ask to have that done soon if this continues. Will you have your level-2 ultrasound soon? Hang in there, keep your doc informed, and update us when you can. Hoping this doesn't cause you any major problems.
Hi Cheryl, I have been told that this could just be your uterus stretching -- and with a fourth baby, these things happen sooner and more quickly so it is more noticeable. I am noticing the same thing (I am almost 16 weeks in my 2nd pg (with twins)) and I just think it is my uterus stretching. Is it painful at all? It should not be painful.
Mine feels like muscle soreness occasionally and a tiny bit like cramping, but it is extremely mild. I find drinking and eating (I have no idea why) lessens these symptoms for me. Sometimes dehydration will also make you more prone to notice -- esp in the summer when dehydration is more likely to occur.
GL and KUP.
I spent 7 hours in the ER last night.
I hope that your OB can give you some more assuring news today. Sending PPT your way.
Renee, 43, EDD 03/05/11
I have that. I just drink more water, you might be dehydrated. It comes and goes, and isn't productive and doesn't produce contractions, just those tight moments.
It's sometimes linked to a full bladder, sometimes to dehydration.. so pee and drink, in that order.. ha ha.
I wouldn't worry about it. I would just be sure nothing is contributing to it.
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My OB said he is not sure if I actually have one, because I have no bleeding or pain.
How early was your friend diagnosed?
Hi Cheryl. They thought
I had my level 2 ultrasound today.