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#1 Mrs Lost Wanderer

Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

Hi Ladies,

Just wondering if anyone else is feeling uterine tightenings/ cramping? For the last week or so I've been getting tightenings quite a few times each day but over the weekend and Monday, they started with a bit of pain as well. Nothing severe just a slight crampy feel.

I had an appointment with my OB yesterday and she didn't seem too concerned and looked at the cervix via ultrasound and said it was closed and there wasn't any signs I'd go any time soon.

I guess I'm a little bit paranoid and just want to know that this isn't abnormal. I'm 29 weeks now and my two other girls were born at 33+2 and 34+5 weeks so I'm probably being super sensitive to every little twinge when I don't need to be worried about it.


Look forward to hearing from you and wishing you a nice, boring and uneventful time for the rest of your pregnancy.



#2 Natttmumm

Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

This is my third pregnancy and I am getting the same as you. I also had the same in my second pregnancy from about 20 weeks and I was eventually induced at 39 weeks.

It hasnt worried me yet as its a few tightenings here and there. I have mentioned it to the obyn and he seemed fine about it all. He said if they became regular he would then be concerned.

I wouldnt worry too much - sounds like you are being monitored anyway

#3 Mrs Lost Wanderer

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Thanks for your reply Natttmum.

Yeah, I think I'm being paranoid more than anything but with a history of having premmies, I'm scared it's going to happen again so every little ache or pain makes me freak out.

My other two girls are 2 and 1 and they were both born in Adelaide at a hospital that had a SCN but no NICU. Luckily neither of them needed to be transferred to a hospital with a NICU but if they had, it wouldn't have really been a huge deal because it took about 20 from home to drive to the hospital they were born at or about 20 minutes to get to the hospital in the city with the NICU. Now we live in country Victoria in a town that has a SCN but no NICU. If any babies are born before 32 weeks or need more care than the SCN can offer, they are transferred to Melbourne.

I've got a million "what if's" going through my head about what would happen if new bubs decides to come in the next 3 weeks? Who would look after the girls? DH has 2 weeks off at Christmas and then a week in February so I don't know how long he would be able to have off work. If it was a first baby, logistics wouldn't be so much of an issue but yeah.... I've just been taking each day as it comes and trying not to sweat over things that probably won't matter or will take care of themselves.



#4 Natttmumm

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Try not to worry too much which is not easy when you have had two premmies. If you did get any signs of labour I would go and be checked out as its better to be sure than sit there worried.

When do you see the doc next??

#5 Mamanuka

Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

Hi Jacqg. I see you posted a while ago but I've been getting something similar, bellly just goes tight and hard like they say about Braxton Hicks. Midwife said I may just have an irritable uterus but nothing to worry about unless they become regular or there are other symptoms. So I hope that helps - what did yours say?

#6 Girlintheredshoes

Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

Hi jacqg
Sounds normal. I had awful braxton hicks last Monday and mild tightenings ever since. I haven't been worried but they sure tire me out!



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