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What did my MW mean when she said this?

post #1 of 10
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At my last prenatal visit, my MW was feeling to see if baby was head down or not and she exclaimed, "man, you're tight!". I should have asked right then what she meant but didn't. Do you ladies know? Is being tight a good thing or a bad thing? Thanks!
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by saving_grace View Post
At my last prenatal visit, my MW was feeling to see if baby was head down or not and she exclaimed, "man, you're tight!". I should have asked right then what she meant but didn't. Do you ladies know? Is being tight a good thing or a bad thing? Thanks!
Could be any number of things.

Was she doing a vaginal exam?
post #3 of 10
If she was palpating your abdomen at the time she might have been referring to your abdominal wall muscles?
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If she was palpating your abdomen at the time she might have been referring to your abdominal wall muscles?
Yes, she was palpating my abdomen and not my vajayjay.
post #5 of 10
It sounds interesting trvia, not important information.

Tight abdorminal muscles usually make the baby "Drop" sooner rather than later. But that doesn't make labor come faster or go easier or anything - it's trivia.
post #6 of 10
My vote is she was referring to your abs. It can be hard to palpate a babe when mom has really tight abdominals! Is it your first babe?

ETA: Just noticed it's your 2nd. Congrats on being in good shape!
post #7 of 10
Phew! I'm glad she was talking abs!

A while back, a doctor told a client of mine that she had a very tight vagina while doing a vaginal exam at her very first visit. She stewed about that her entire pregnancy and finally asked me what he meant during childbirth class. I told her it meant that he was a jerk.
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Phew! I'm glad she was talking abs!

A while back, a doctor told a client of mine that she had a very tight vagina while doing a vaginal exam at her very first visit. She stewed about that her entire pregnancy and finally asked me what he meant during childbirth class. I told her it meant that he was a jerk.


I can't believe a doctor would say that! Thanks for reassuring me ladies. Its one of those things that keeps running through your mind and then you start wondering if its a bad thing (i.e. my muscles are too tight to allow baby to get into proper position, etc). Glad its nothing!
post #9 of 10

Megan, you crack me up!

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Originally Posted by memiles View Post
Phew! I'm glad she was talking abs!

A while back, a doctor told a client of mine that she had a very tight vagina while doing a vaginal exam at her very first visit. She stewed about that her entire pregnancy and finally asked me what he meant during childbirth class. I told her it meant that he was a jerk.
I love this response! you go girl!

S.
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I love this response! you go girl!

S.
I'm just proud to say that I didn't really say what I was thinking in the moment. Jerk wasn't my first choice of words.....
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