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Old 12-29-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
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Hi, i'm 17 weeks pregnant with my 1st baby. This week i have felt a couple of kicks for the first time - more like being flicked from the inside!! This evening i have noticed what feels like a definate intermitent pulling sensation in my lower abdomen. It doesn't feel painful at all - just strange. I just wondered if anyone else experienced this - is it normal???? It's happened about 4 times in the last 3 hours and lasts for about a minute each time. Would appreciate your advice.................................. ..

 
Old 12-29-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: Pulling sensation in abdomen

Are you experiencing any sharp pains, light menstrual like cramping or discomfort in lower back?

 
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: Pulling sensation in abdomen

Does the pulling feel like a tightening or squeezing? My recommendation is that you see the doctor just to be safe. I say this to almost every woman who has a gut feelign that something might not be right. Most of the time it's nothing, but better safe than sorry. In my case, I waited. I experienced some light menstrual cramping, lower back discomfort along with some tightening sensations in my lower abdomen around 19-20 weeks. At 17 weeks, everything was normal. At 20 weeks, cervix opened after I had rhythmic, albeit slight, contractions lasting overnight. Please see the doctor to be certain. If he or she is dismissive, get a second opinion. The best advice I can give pregnant women is to not be intimidated by doctors. Take charge of your pregnancy. Keep me posted.

 
Old 12-29-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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Re: Pulling sensation in abdomen

No, iv'e had no pain at all either in my stomach or in my back. It's more like a slight tug every now and again from the inside. I'm trying to find the right word to describe it but having no luck. I'm so new at this pregnancy thing - could this feeling just be the baby moving around?? As i said i have had no pain or discomfort at all - just this weird new feeling.

 
Old 12-29-2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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Re: Pulling sensation in abdomen

I had a pulling sensation too around that peiod of my pregnancy. Seems like I couldn't even stand straight without feeling like something was stretching. Alot of ladies on here just said it was my uterus expanding and such and that it was totally normal. I also brought it up with my Dr just in case and he too said it was normal. But if the pains got really horrible to where I couldn't stand it, then that would be cause for concern. Still today in my 20 something week I have to stand up slowly so I don't get that pain and when I sneeze or cough hard I have to hold my stomach like a jolly fat man laughing.

 
Old 12-29-2004, 02:58 PM   #6
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Re: Pulling sensation in abdomen

Ive had this with all 4 pregnancys too. It was totally normal your just streching down there to make room for baby. it your concerned call the doctor or L&D at the hospital and just ask them.

 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:38 PM   #7
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Re: Pulling sensation in abdomen

Sounds like stretching pains to me too.

 
Old 12-30-2004, 03:45 AM   #8
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I would think it's just your little one moving around. Just keep track of it mentally. If anything starts to HURT I would call your doctor and just check to see what they say. But with your 1st...all of these feelings are so new, it all feels strange!!
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:44 PM   #9
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Re: Pulling sensation in abdomen

this could be the baby moving. sometimes they flip around and it feels like a tug.

 
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