hi! I am new to these forums and i am due late April.
This is my third pregnancy, and i am expecting a boy.My firstborn is a girl, Inés,and she is 7, and my second is a boy, Teo, he is 4.
I'm 35 years old and I'm an English teacher. We are Spanish (with a tad of Finnish :-) blood)
I really feel like i need to talk to other mums because with this pregnancy (which will very likely be my last) I'm feeling very paranoid .. and it has me feeling very sad, as i really wanted to enjoy the pregnancy and of course i want to have fun with my other two kids and not spend my time worrying about everything...
ANyway,since yesterday I've been feeling like my uterus is really tight...i feel the baby moving around a lot but everytime he moves i also feel braxton hicks contractions...and basically i have this uncomfortable feeling of tight uterus....
my second child was born at 35 weeks and i'm paranoid about pretermlabour....
Is this normal¿?Anyone with a third/fourth pregnancy around here?
Thank you erveryone for reading!
Welcome! This is my third pregnancy (but the second one ended at just 7 weeks) and I am only a few weeks behind you. I have those tight feelings too. I think it is partly Braxton-Hicks, partly tension from baby pushing on the uterine walls, and partly stretching as I grow. I told the midwife about it at my checkup last night, and she said it was totally normal. There was one time last week when I was already upset and uncomfortable from walking in slippery snow, and then a lot of snow fell off a roof onto my head unexpectedly, so I was very startled--and in the next 10 minutes I had 3 contractions that were too painful for me to keep walking or breathe normally. My midwife said that is not good (so, try to avoid being badly startled and excessive physical exertion) but contractions or discomfort that don't feel like labor are usually no concern.
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i ended up going to hospital yesterday... turns out they were bh contractions... but everything is fine they are not labour-inducing.. cervix is pefctly fine.doc just recommended taking things easy...
my scond son was born early due to water breaking because of vaginal infection... i'm hoping it won't happen again.... there were no signs of labour or painful contractions though..when my water broke my cervix wasnt't effaced and there was no dilation.
with this pregnancy i reallly feel everything more....
thank u everyone...philotea,a big hug to u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!