Well um, I took your suggestion It worked. Actually I had already been able to find my fundus now (more from feeling the internal pressure than the outside texture) and it seems to be about 2 fingers below my belly button. But yeah, it got really firm so I could feel it from the outside. What a weird feeling, my belly has always felt soft. Even now the fat layer keeps it feeling pretty soft most of the time.
Finding the fundus! - Page 2
Mine just keeps going up! It was 3cm below my navel at my appointment on Tuesday and she said it'd probably stay there and expand out to the sides.
It is wider now, but it's also barely a finger width below my navel. Good heavens.
I am really not in a hurry to have it squashing my stomach, thanks!
Also, orgasm makes it much easier to feel, but it makes it very tender to poke around for me. You guys, too?
Yeah sort of. At least less comfortable, and I get slightly crampy. And feeling my uterus so firm and high under my fingers was really, really strange. New experience!
When I did my training for the abdominal massage technique, the teacher said that women should orgasm as much as possible to get their uterus nice and strong for labour. It was during the after-class party with much wine being drunken all around, but we all decided that 10 times a day seemed reasonable.
I rarely make that (who has the time?), but I took the advice to heart and to do my best ;)
I was thinking that! I always read about the uterus getting hard with contractions in birth stories.