I feel like such a dolt and I'm sorry if this is a stupid question! This is my first time being pregnant and I have a question. I'm about 18.5 weeks along and every so often I feel a slight twingy-crampy feeling in my belly.
For example, right now it's happening intermittently (for the past 10-15 minutes or so). I'm feeling it on my right side, sort of at an angle, like if you place your hand palm down a few inches to the right of your navel, with the fingers pointing to the middle of your pubic bone. So anyway, what I'm wondering is, am I having Braxton-Hicks contractions? Is THIS what they feel like? Can anything be done to alleviate them? They're not painful, they just make me aware of my abdomen...you know?
I have an appt a week from Friday with my doc and will tell her, but thought I'd ask here as well. Thanks so much for your thoughts and advice - I really appreciate it!