fluttering/vibration sensation? - Page 8
I'm in the club of worrying about Braxton Hicks contractions. I don't have an incompetent cervix, per se (as I understand it incompetence is defined as thinning/opening without uterine contractions?) but I do get preterm labor when I'm not totally relaxed and at rest. And I've had them already. :( So far my cervix is nice and long and hard but in previous pregnancies it became an issue after 20 weeks, and movement had to be restricted throughout second trimester and total bed rest in third. Blah. I don't have huge hopes that things will go any differently, my uterus is a hyperactive little sucker. :/
Maybe we need a support thread for those of us with this specific concern, for discussing how our uterus and cervix are holding up throughout the remainder of pregnancy?
Thanks, MamaMash! Bedrest really did the trick last time so I don't worry too much about going into labor too soon, just more worried about being laid up all summer. I had a laser surgery performed on my cervix in '99 before any pregnancies (could very well be WHY my uterus acts up) and since my kids, had a LEEP done in '09, so I'm also on even higher alert that my contractions could be even worse this time- having had twice as many procedures done since previous pregnancies. :/ Nervous!
I hope so too! And for myself. They had to remove very little the last time, and as far as I remember from my '99, they didn't take very much then either. At least, it's the kind of thing that gynecologists have said they can tell that I've had the procedure done, but the amount was minimal and shouldn't be any problem for childbearing. However, my uterus seems to think otherwise. Or then the two are unrelated and my uterus loves to contract for whatever reason. I'd love to be able to swim in the lake this summer. We bought a home right by a lake six months ago after weather was already cold, and this will be our first summer right next to a swimming pier to dive off of, etc. If I'm on bedrest, no lake fun for me, boo.
I wonder what will happen this time around. What does a midwife do? Do they tell you to wait it out until labor actually starts? Is the infection thing a real risk? I also had the dreaded strep b.
And BH at 20wks! Yikes! Take care of yourselves mamas, that would really freak me out too.
Actuallly BH at 13 weeks, but they are not every day. I'm now 17 weeks almost, and I could count on my hand the times they were quite strong. I hope it stays so infrequent.
I revived a thread I started in winter about it, if you guys want to chime in and take this discussion/sharing there. http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373157/who-here-is-at-high-risk-for-preterm-labor#post_17335755
I've had BH for a couple weeks now, pretty common at this point with my third, it seems. Maybe 2 a day? I am sure I can always drink more though.
I don't know much about incompetent cervix, but one birth story led me to believe, at least for insurance purposes, it had to be a repeat situation beyond one pregnancy. That might be totally different than the OB/midwife side of things though. I had a short cervix last pregnancy, my midwives weren't concerned and didn't advise follow up u/s. I don't think I had any funneling and def no dilating
yesterday i could feel both of the littles kicking at the same time (one was up high, one was down looooooow). that was a first for me, and it was pretty incredible. I could even see the higher baby kicking from the outside (also a first). they are definitely getting bigger and more powerful!
i haven't felt hiccups yet, but that will be entertaining and cool!
I've been feeling flutters for weeks now but I can't wait till they become strong enough for DH to feel. I haven't told him that I can feel the baby.
katalopolis: yes, that is exactly how I would describe it: like someone is trying to tickle me from the inside!
mamamash: hiccups, that sounds like a fun new sensation!
mrsandmrs: jealousy here too, to be able to feel both distinctly, how cool!