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!
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.
Amanda, DW to Drew, mom to Ella, 7, Gardner, 2, homesteading on the edge of the continent on the Lost Coast.
California Homesteading, http://eastmillcreek.blogspot.com
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.
Metis, partner to a peaceful soul, mothering DD born July '11
Braxton hicks contractions. They're normal and it means your uterus works 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.
Army wife - Mama to Liam (9/07), Laine (5/09), and Eliza (7/11)
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
Mom to Brodrick born on the 4th of July , 7/4/11. Love my husband of 3 years. Workin' mamma looking for a way out of the corporate world.