sharp pains at 35 weeks... normal?

QQQQQ - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I am around 35 weeks pregnant, and I have been getting these intense sharp pains in my lower abdomen/ above my pelvic area. Sometimes, I will have to literally bend over to make them stop. It almost feels like my baby is trying to kick his feet out or something. Anyone else feeling this too?

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Kirsty-Louise - posted on 05/05/2010

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i had these aswell n they really worried me but my midwife said alot of women get them its just the baby starting to get into position and the abdominal muscles stretching so i wouldnt worry. but if they carry on go see your doctor or midwife to be sure. good luck with the new baby :)

QQQQQ - posted on 05/06/2010

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Thanks ladies! It can be very stressful not knowing what exactly you are feeling! :o)

Dawnyka - posted on 05/05/2010

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Totally normal.

I'm 36.5 wks with my 3rd child, and have had this since about 20 weeks with my last 2 pregnancies.

It can be excruciating and stop you dead in your tracks, but its usually nothing to worry about.

Its just one of the lovely joys of pregnancy. :)

Congratulations!

Katie - posted on 05/03/2010

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i had feelings like that but they went away eventually. my doctor told me it was my belly just trying to stretch to make room for the baby. But to be on the safe side i would call the doctor and speak to the nurse. It's always better to be safe. you might also be having braxton hicks contractions too. Or regular contractions. Could be a variety of things. but i would personally call my doctor just to be safe. Congratulations on your new baby!! Good luck and hope everything turns out okay.

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Britney - posted on 07/07/2014

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The extra weight you've gained is putting added pressure on your back, making it feel achy and sore. You might also feel discomfort in your pelvis and hips as your ligaments loosen to prepare for labor. To ease the pressure on your back, practice good posture. Sit up straight and use a chair that provides good back support. At night, sleep on your side with a pillow tucked between your legs. Wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes with good arch support. To relieve back pain, use a heating pad and ask your doctor whether it's OK for you to take acetaminophen. If you need more detailed information from the experts, you can read more about it on this link: http://aboutgettingpregnant.com .

Allyson - posted on 06/03/2014

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Yes I am also 35 weeks and feeling the same thing but when these pains occur I can't seem to breathe and so I'm asking for advice myself and she has also dropped.

Victoria - posted on 02/03/2014

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When I walk it don't feel right. I walk like I'm an old lady. My legs, back, yes just that pain start to come. I no it's almost about that time for me to pop My baby boy out.

Miesha Tevika - posted on 08/01/2013

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yes iam I started having them when I turned 35 weeks I cant even walk in a store without hurting

Schyla - posted on 05/04/2010

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OR it could me your round ligaments they are what hold your uterus up they start out about the size of a dime and stretch to about as far as the tip of your thumb to the tip of your pointer the pain you described is what sounds like round ligaments but call your doc just to be on the safe side

Kristin - posted on 05/03/2010

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I actually had one of mine kicking my cervix. He was a lotus breach. The other one had his head down and when he would stretch, it cause some intense ouchiness in the area of my cervix. Right now, I have a transverse-ish breach (shifts a bit but just won't turn) and I take a solid kick to... you guessed it, my cervix. So, yes, it is normal.

I've also had sharp abdominal pains too. It's your ab muscles and connective tissue stretching to accomodate your ever heavier uterus. Again, totally normal.

You can and maybe should (at this point) ALWAYS call your doctor or midwife about this.

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