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#1 of 3 Old 02-11-2014, 04:08 AM - Thread Starter
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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!

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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