i think i started getting them around the beginning of the second trimester. they are nothing to be scared of just annoying and uncomfortable. its all normal. if it was real labor they would hurt bad and be regular.
everyone has them its just that some people dont feel them. the uterus contracts even in the beginning of pregnancy its just that some people can feel it happening later on. for me it feels like a rubber band going down my stomach that is being pulled really tight and doesnt want to let me stand up straight. my stomach gets really hard.
This is my second pregnancy and if I've ever had them, then I didn't know it. I do get this feeling sometimes where it feels like the baby is pushing down on my lungs or something and it's hard to breath. It only lasts for about 30 seconds I'd say and then it's gone. At the same time, it seems the baby is all balled up in there on one side. Could this be what I am having too? I just wasn't sure. It doesn't hurt, it's just weird and it feels like someone is pushing on my lungs or something....
~Ella Ann, July 2, 2007~
~Madilyn Mya, September 21, 2008~
Thats what i get from time to time it feels like the baby want to be closer to me when i talk. Alot of the times when im on the phone the baby is balled up under my ribs and stays there. It looks and feels so weird to have a lump there. But Then there are times where my stomach tightens on top for a few seconds out of the day.
i think mine started around 16 wks or so. they are annoying and they only get worse. im getting ones now that are a little painful in my stomach and lower back and i have trouble breathing. it feels like a cramp that goes around my back to my stomach and up to my chest. i called the dr about them cuz i thought i was going into real labor but he said im not cuz they arent regular and i dont have it all the time. i cant even imagine how bad the real ones are gonna feel
im 32 wks. ive never had my cervix measured. i go to the drs today and i have a lot of questions. now that i have GD if he doesnt offer them then im gonna request those non stress tests and ultrasounds to monitor his growth. maybe ill start having my cervix checked if i get those tests done