25 weeks, Scared

Kerin L - posted on 07/23/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant. I'm a first time mom and I cannot stop my intense fear of losing my baby.

Since 24 weeks, I haven't felt right. My back hurts, my stomach hurts constantly, I am so sore, there's so much pressure and pain in my abdomen. I was sent to L&D Monday due to pain and a softer than normal cervix. All was well, they didn't detect contractions, and although my cervix was softer, it was closed. They did an Ffn test-which came back negative.

But I still feel off. And baby boy is moving, but I'm in a lot of pain still. I don't know what contractions are so I can't tell if I'm having them.

I don't know what to do.

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Sarah - posted on 07/25/2015

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Kerin, you have a whole trimester to go. To be in the amount of discomfort you describe seems atypical. Do you think some of the pain comes from how anxious you are feeling? Why are so so fearful of losing your baby? A certain amount of discomfort is to be expected and you will get more uncomfortable towards the end of your pregnancy. If your FFN was negative and you showed no contractions then your abdominal pain is not contractions. You may start having Braxton-Hicks contractions soon, but those are not painful. As long as the baby is moving and you have no signs of labor, there is nothing more for you to do. Have you considered seeing a chiropractor for the back pain? Ask your doctor first, but that might help ease your pain.

Subin - posted on 07/25/2015

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It was the same as me. l was in a lot of pain,too
cause l had some miscarriage experiences.
when l was in so much fear, one of my friend said we can't do anything regarding baby's destination. and then l got to feel easy.
but sometimes l got in the fearness too
Luckily time flies
now l have a healthy 4 month boy.
YOu will meet your baby soon.
Don't worry.

MaryAnn - posted on 07/24/2015

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Your round ligaments used to be mere inches long. They now can fit around a fair sized squash. They hold your uterus to your pelvis, and they now hold a baby too. When you walk, they stretch a tiny bit, because actually... they're just not used to pulling that kind of weight. And that weight jiggles.
Your digestive organs are squished, and your ribcage is expanding to accommodate. The hormone that allows these ligaments to stretch also softens just about every other ligament in your body- your back, knees, hips and feet are likely to feel it soon.
If your doctor says thats what the problem is, he's probably right. Its very normal. However. It does suck and it does hurt, and seeing it every day, its likely he didn't give you the kind of compassion you need.
I'm 30 weeks today, and I get you. In the past few weeks, ive found that elevating my feet at night helps. Cool showers help. Side sleeping with copious amounts of pillows supporting my belly help.
Being well hydrated helps... ive been drinking gatorade, but if youre not a fan of the sugar, coconut water is great too. Electrolytes are important- remember, pregnancy is working a lot of muscles all the time in ways there not used to. The amount you should be drinking will probably make you need to pee like... all the time. Like... every one to two waking hours.
Its gonna get worse. But. Youre more than half way there, mama! Take care of you!

Kerin L - posted on 07/23/2015

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They did say that it is probably ligaments - but can they really hurt his bad?

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Did they say anything about your ligaments? I was in in so much pain i went to l and d and they told me it was just ligaments stretched the the max

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I was the same exact way! Dont worry! I had to have an emergency csection cuz her heart rate was dropping, she is healthy happy and perfect.

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