twins

Cara - posted on 12/01/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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im 33 weeks with twins and omg every time I stand up or sit up my stomach gets rock hard, its a little uncomfortable. but after a few minutes it goes away. all my friends and family say its Braxton hicks. should I be worried?

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Danicia - posted on 12/01/2013

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Braxton hicks are nothing to be worried about. I've never been pregnant with twins but I remember towards the end of my first pregnancy any movement that required my abdomen muscles (like standing or readjusting my seated/lying position) my baby belly would get like HULK hard lol I think that it was due to my muscles straining against their stretched out capacity to help me move. congrats on your twins and wish you luck!

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Abigail - posted on 12/03/2013

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Hi Cara,
Glad everything's still ok. and that it was just a false alarm.
My sil had her baby on 11/04. Two weeks earlier than her due date. She kept on having a lot of braxton hicks and thought she was going into labor because they got so bad. But nope, it was a false alarm too. They told her to lay down and take it easy, not to over work herself and get some rest.
I thinks that's what you need to do. Take it easy, put your feet up, relax and sleep/rest. Specially cuz there's 2 of them. You're body's preparing for delivery and that's how it alerts you (bx hicks) that it's a bit to much for it. And all though walking is good when you're preg. don't over due it. Take it easy. Keep us updated. Hope you feel better, hugs :)

Cara - posted on 12/03/2013

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thank you guys! I ended up going to the hospital last night and I was having contractions, they were just Braxton hicks, but they were 2 minutes apart, they had to give me medicine to stop them. but all is well,the baby girls are as healthy as ever and not ready to come out yet.

Abigail - posted on 12/01/2013

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No, don't worry, it's perfectly normal. It happens in a lot of pregnancies. Your belly gets hard because there's not enough room in there for the babies anymore. So when you sit up or stand your basically stretching. Take a BIG breath just before you do anything. Hope it gets better.
Congrats n good luck :)

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