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ablaze
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Hey ladies,
Recently I've been starting to feel my uterus tighten up throughout the day and I'm not sure if it's BH or the baby pressing up against the uterus or what.  This morning it felt like a hard ball in my pelvic area that could have been her head. 
I'm kind of freaked out because I don't have insurance for 9 days because my husband is starting a new job so I can't call or see a doctor until the 12th.  From what I read online, it says that BH contractions should only last about 30 seconds and shouldn't occur more than once or twice a day.  I'm feeling a painless tightening in my lower abdomen that lasts anywhere from 10 secs to 30 secs but occurs throughout the day.  I listened with my doppler and baby's heart sounds fine.  Has anyone else had this and is it normal?

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wifeynmommy1
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i have been having those same feelings since i was at the 19th wk mark. from that point i had anywhere between 2-6 BH a day. with some of them it felt like my bladder was contracting. the painful feeling you get when you hold your bladder for too long is what i've been feeling every time i had the BH. now that my uterus is larger and more weight is on it, the BH are starting to become a lil more sharp and making me pee blood at times just from the pressure. ive been checked out and told that this is normal for me, since this isnt my first pregnancy and how my D&C surgery was performed last year(was told it was the worst procedure that cud be dne to a woman).

make sure you are putting your feet up and if its hot and humid where you are at make sure you limit your caffeine intake to at least 1glass per day and have as much water and gatorade as possible. when you become dehydrated and overheated your BH will start to become more painful. its act of nature if your body gets too hot to protect the unborn first. your inside body temp is always higher than your outside. remember.

dont wrry yourself too much and just remember that your inside is stretching and adjusting to the new weight that is only coming along in one area. your organs have to shift and ligaments have to stretch and tighten to support the uterus. go and put your feet up and see if DH can rub your feet for you for just a lil bit. read a good book to take your mind off of it and increase your water intake a lil. you can always call the national nurse hotline for some more advice.

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Will Always Remembe our Little Angel. You stayed in mommy's tummy for 12wks and 6days, but now you are with your Uncle on GOD's wonderful cruise. You two save us a seat on there. We Love You Both
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wishingonastar
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Angie, I also started having BH contractions early on in my pregnancy and had it more than twice a day, thats for sure. Nothing to worry about. Make sure you are drinking enough fluids and not holding in any pee or anything, because it can get painful later on when your uterus gets even bigger.

The feeling is so weird and when I was further along, I could feel his body parts. Crazy! Stay hydrated and keep your feet elevated as much as you can. Smile

Gwen

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ablaze
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Thanks Gwen. I think I must've been really dehydrated that day because I haven't had it like that again. I've been trying to drink plenty of water, but it's hard because I feel like I'm literally in the bathroom twice an hour or more! Now and then I think I can feel her firm bodyparts lodged in my pelvis, which is crazy.

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