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PLEASE HELP!What does Labor feel like or Braxton Hicks??????

Postby toobee » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:47 pm

Okay, so I have been up almost all night with strange uncomfortable feelings in my belly. I am a liitle over 18 weeks pregnant with twins. The discomfort I have is right under my left boob and the top of my stomach, Its like a strange tightening in my belly all over the top and sometimes straight down the middle...........I have no idea how to really explain this, it almost feels like I am wearing a girdle that is pressing hard against the top of my belly and underneath my boobs..........IS this normal???? As you know I am at high risk for pre-term labor because I have twins and since I don't know what a contraction feels like or anything for that matter I don't know what normal is................Are these Braxton hicks??? Round ligament??? Labor contractions????

any help would be appreciated.....I am starting to get really concerned since they aren't going away, but its not getting stronger either, just the same uncomfortable feeling. It helps when I lay down, but sitting makes it worse. It doesnt feel like menstrual cramps and they are only around the upper portion of my belly under my boobs and sometimes down center of my upper belly.
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Postby jomae » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:54 pm

Hi there
your symptoms sound a lot like my sister had but at the end of her pregnancy it turned out it was a kidney or bladder infection she didn't have the classic burning pee or frequent peeing symptom either which was a little weird. Labour pains Feel like your whole stomach is tightening over but as far as i know you can tell its only brackston hicks and not labour pains if the pain subsides when you change position so i don't think your in labour .

I do suggest you be on the safe side get yourself to the doctor or hospital and get checked out its better to be safe than sorry.

good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and congrats

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Postby shantala » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:25 am

hi!!

i agree with jomae...it's best to get it checked it out. my guess is that its brackston hicks (i had them a lot!!) but i would get it checked...

hang on a sec...just realised this was posted last night...how you doing?? (by now you'd know if you were in labour or not)

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Postby toobee » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:14 pm

Hey Ladies!

Thanks for all your replies and concern. I was getting so scared. I called the emergency number of my doctors office and they told me I neeeded to rest. It appears I expereinced my first real round of Braxton Hicks contractions. It wa a very strange feeling especailly since I never felt anything like that before!!!! Resting seemed to help plus I took a warm bath. My Dr thinks I am doing to much and need to rest more and not push myslef so hard because that can also trigger them. I will be going to see her this week or earlier if I expereince that again.

for now.....seems like I am fine!!! After resting for the everning lastnight and taking a warm bath I woke up today feeling so much better...still hav the senstion but not nearly as bad.

again thanks ladies!
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