pregnancy - Braxton hicks or something else?

Renae - posted on 11/11/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Having a sharp stinging like pain at lower abdomen. Almost feels like baby is kicking bladder, which is not possible because baby has been head down for a month and half and still feels head down. My first pregnancy I never had any braxton hicks and I am wondering if it might be that? Or if maybe I am stretching or something? It feels uncomfortable and but not painful... Has anyone else ever felt this type of pain? I am 30 weeks along. Thanks

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Kelina - posted on 11/11/2011

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Sounds like a growing uterus. Question though is it worse when you are moving? i had a really bad pain when i walked and didn't know what it was for a while until I did some research and realized that my pelvis was rubbing together. Your pelvis is made up of two bones and when they touch it equals instant unbearable pain!

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I am 34 weeks & honestly for the longest time I knew if it was almost time to pee because I would have this spasm like sensation, followed by lots of movement & punches.

When you bladder gets full it presses into the uterus making the space a little smaller. Maybe your having bladder spasms? At 30 weeks the baby is lower & resting more on your bladder too.

Sharlene - posted on 11/11/2011

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Braxton kicks are completely different to contractions ,Usually braxton kick and like baby kick that acure 5 0r 10 kicks in a row contractions are stronger and more painful and you must time them and lower back kills, and plus baby might just be getting in position,Probably metion this to your O/B if your that concern ,All the best with new baby

Renae - posted on 11/11/2011

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Okay so now that my kiddo has gone down for his nap I have been able to sit quickly and try to feel exactly what is going on. I am thinking either baby did do a flip or he/she is a punching me because I am feeling more movement than I had previously in my lower belly. I also have noticed some tightening of stomach so I think it is a combination of baby hitting me and braxton hicks. Maybe baby was reacting to the BH. :)

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The only times I've had the sharp stinging was when he punches/kicks my cervix (of which he seems to still be able to do even head down), and when he rubs repeatedly against my c-section scar.

Christina - posted on 11/11/2011

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from about my 30 week on i had all sorts of pains. some sharp, some dull, some were like holy **** batman!
with my braxton hicks my belly always tightened when they were happening.
it could be many things. my daughter somehow got stuck in my hip when i was 34 weeks. it felt like sharp pains, and the only reason i found out she was there was when she stopped moving. when to the hospital, did an ultersound and thats when they realzied what was wrong. it took a bit but between the dr. and physio therpasit we got her to pop out and she was fine. still carried to 41 weeks.
so if you feel that somethign is off get check out. it may be nothing, but it always nice to be sure.

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