Earth-loving, birth-loving, body-working, simple-livin' mama to two sweet girls and fiance to a hard-working man
I've been feeling what seem to be contractions occasionally with this pg for a couple of weeks now. I'm 12w6d today. Rather than cramping or pain it feels like a hardening and squeezing of my uterus. While having my NT scan Monday the tech was examining my placenta. It looked really large to me so I asked about it. She said the extended looking part was actually my uterus contracting but nothing to worry about. It happens all the time. We got it on u/s. I thought that was pretty cool since I was pretty certain I had felt a contraction while driving to my appointment.
It's definitely something to mention to your HCP about but I think as long as they aren't painful, you aren't bleeding and/or they aren't regular and last for at least 4 hours (I think), you should be fine. Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids because dehydration can contribute to PTL.
SAHM to 3 boys and 1 man; 22 , 9, 5 and now 1 year old!
This makes me feel better. I'm 19 weeks tomorrow, and started having BH contractions here and there starting last week. I saw my midwife today and forgot to ask her about it. Glad someone else on here did!
Totally getting them here. Not many, and not regularly, but when I lay in bed at night I will feel on here and there. And yes, not painful, and yes, feels like my uterus is getting tight. I remember getting them in the 3rd tri with Jackson. Maybe earlier but I could say for sure. I figure second time around things are happening a little sooner...
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