I'm almost 15 weeks pregnant with twins, and am feeling a tightness in my abdomen. It's my first pregnancy so I don't have a reference for all of these sensations and feelings of pregnancy!
I'm curious how Braxton Hicks and real contractions feel different, is it possible to feel Braxton Hicks at nearly 15 weeks, and should I be worried?
I'll describe what I'm feeling:
My abdomen, like where you feel period cramps, feels tight. Not like an achy period cramp, but like a muscle cramp. Or like I did a bunch of sit ups yesterday and I'm sore today when I move and use the muscle - but I didn't do sit ups :) Not painful but kind of uncomfortable and tight. It kind of feels like an urge to go to the bathroom. I've been having trouble with constipation here and there, but I've been having regular BM lately. I just went to the bathroom and it felt a little worse afterward but maybe if it was the BM causing the feeling, maybe my body is just reacting to that? (Sorry if that's gross.) The feeling seems to have passed now.
I very hesitantly did a google search and think maybe it's Braxton Hicks? It doesn't hurt, just feels like a tightening or pressure, but the good 'ole internet says you can't usually feel them until 20 weeks. I wonder if it's possible to feel them this early if there are twins?
Others on another forum are telling me it sounds like round ligament pain. That makes me feel better!
Edited by jessmn - 11/9/12 at 11:51am