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#1 of 6 Old 02-17-2011, 04:28 PM - Thread Starter
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First timer here!


I keep feeling this tight pressure in my uterus.  It doesn't hurt, it just feels tight.  I have no idea what it could be!  Sometimes as I empty my bladder, the pressure gets stronger and stronger.  Super weird!  Maybe there is a phenomena out there I just don't know about!

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Sounds to me like your uterus is stretching. That baby is outgrowing it's little shell and stretching the edges! I feel this periodically too.

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Yes! Me too!!!!! I keep thinking the baby is going to fall out, lol


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This sounds a bit like what I've experienced. My mw says you can get Braxton Hicks contractions pretty early on, and they are more likely to happen if you have a full bladder, are having sex, etc. Totally fine and normal. The other thing I often feel is some pressure/light discomfort in my bladder as I empty it. It feels kind of like my bladder is stretching? But no UTI, so I'm not worried. 

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Braxton hicks contractions. They're normal and it means your uterus works winky.gif Emptying the bladder seems to cause them though I'm not sure why, I usually always have them when using the bathroom. I tend to have them more frequently than most and usually feel like one big BH if I'm on my feet a lot. They usually pick up the closer you get toward the end of your pregnancy, with my first I used to get them a lot during our nightly walks and when I was cooking.

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This is my first.  I just started really noticing the baby move last week.   From what you have all described I think I have been feeling braxton hicks.  Especially a few minutes into my daily walks, it feels like muscle tightening but it's different than the round ligament pain I was feeling early on and eventually it passes.  Good stuff, my uterus is working, must be that Red Raspberry tea I'm drinking religiously   smile.gif

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