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I have been having some wierd feelings in my uterus it isn't the baby moving but it is like my uterus is staying really tight and it is really uncomfortable.<br>
It doesn't hurt per say but it feels strange and I feel like I can't stand up<br>
straight sometimes bc my uterus is so tight. If anyone can please help me figure out what is causing this I would really appreciate it.
 

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I've been having similar feelings of tightness and just a sore uterus...<br>
it seems worse if i lay on my back...<br><br><br>
i know that doesn't help, but...umm...oh...i dunno...i'm generallu useless today
 

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Vicky - That is what I thought but it isn't like that. To tell you the truth it feels like a contraction with out the pain? I know that sounds wierd but it is the only way I know how to describe it. It just started yesterday and has been getting worse.
 

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Could it be early Braxton Hicks?<br><br><br>
I had them early on with #2...none so far this time around...never had them at all with #1...<br><br>
Mine were VERY tight and sound very much like you described...
 

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That seems like about when they first started...it was REALLY early....<br><br>
I'd maybe call up your dr. tomorrow and ask him about it--most likely he'll say not to worry<br>
but at least then you know not to worry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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ah ha...they actually start at around 6 weeks, just really weak:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Braxton Hicks are sporadic uterine contractions that actually start at about 6 weeks, although you won't be able to feel them that early. You probably won't start to notice them until sometime after midpregnancy, if you notice them at all (some women don't).</td>
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from babycenter (of all places!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">it is really annoying!</div>
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Yes!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
I did call my midwives about it when it happened with me. They said not to worry as long as I wasn't getting cramps and there was no bleeding..and they weren't regular.<br><br>
Of course I have a friend who had REGULAR BH for a few hours a time all through all her pregnancies. With her first, the nurse was sure she was in pre-term labor and wouldn't listen to her at all..<br>
so it does happen....
 

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Ellymay i have had that EXACT feeling a few times.. i didnt really know what to think about it...it doesnt happen that often but its just like what you are describing...a tightness, no pain, lasts a 2-5 seconds..<br>
im just a tiny bit worried about it.
 

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Mine has been lasting for up to 30 min but it only goes away briefly then comes right<br>
back so it is like I am having them non stop.
 

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I'm sure what I've been having are BH, but sometimes they do hurt, not bad but enough to make me nervous. And when I get cramps, like period cramps fro example, sometimes they feel more like tightening than like cramps. I'm not sure what the difference is between BH contractions, regualr contractions, and cramps. The things i'm getting nowi think are only registeing as painful sometimes because I'm worried about cramping though. Being pg after a miscarriage makes for a lot of worrying.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> Yup, sounds exactly like the Braxton Hicks I get. This is my fourth pregnancy and I have noticed them earlier w/each one. They started for me this time a couple weeks ago, around 13 weeks or so. Nothing to worry about.
 

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Ellymay, I know you've had a lot of stress lately. I think I notice my BH contractions more when I'm feeling stressed physically and/or emotionally. For me, actually, what really makes me notice them is bending over to pick stuff up off the floor - I actually sat on the floor in one spot and tidied around me yesterday because bending over was making them uncomfortable.<br><br>
Having them for that long and them not going away would probably bother me, too. It might be a signal from your body to try to take a little time to really relax if at all possible - not easy I know - but even 10 minutes could help.
 

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Yes I think it is def from just doing too much Sat night I spent over 3hrs completely<br>
cleaning up my house and that did include some lifting then Sun I had to take all of<br>
the boxes (storage boxes) out of the closet so I could get all of the Christmas stuff<br>
out Mon I just wasn't able to sit for very long, Tues I went to help dd's class and was<br>
on my feet for over an hr straight so I think I have just done way to much the past few days so I drank some water last night bc I havn't been drinking enough and layed<br>
down and they got better and not as bothersome. I havn't had any today so hopefully<br>
I won't be getting them as much but I am going to the dentist in an hour and that always stresses me so we'll see when I get back if they are still gone.
 

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It is Braxton-Hicks contractions. I am having them too. It is just your uterus doing its workout so it's ready 6 months from now to push out a baby.
 

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Yep, definitely sounds like Braxton Hicks. Although I didn't know you could get them that early so I have learned something today!
 

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Just wanted to chime in and say, "Yep, BH." I'm on baby #5 and have been getting them earlier with each baby -- I'm expecting them to start up anytime now, as a matter of fact, and I'm 14 wks. now.<br><br>
Hope you catch a break on stress soon; take care of yourself, mama!<br><br>
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Sounds like BH to me. Your uterus starts contracting very early, but it is rarely felt until later in the pregnancy. I started having BH around 18 or 20 weeks with DD. They continued through the whole thing. I expect I'll be feeling them in a few weeks now.
 
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