They feel just like braxton hicks would feel which is impossible as I'm only just over 10 weeks. But it really does feel like my womb is tightening and then I get a feeling like I've got butterflies. It's been on and off all day. Anyone know what it could be? I'm quite concerned. I have no pain or anything, they just feel like very mild braxton hicks but I know 10 weeks is far too early to be having them.
Do you have a retroverted uterus by any chance? I had similar to that te other day and think it was my uterus moving into a more normal position - I can now feel it above my pelvis. Although I would recommend that you raise any concerns with your mw. Xxx
No it doesn't feel like a pulled muscle, it just feels like my womb is having painless contractions. They were on and off all day yesterday but I'm feeling fine today. I have no idea about retoverted uterus, I've never even heard of it lol. I see the midwife in a few days so I will mention it then.
I had something weird sort of like that at about 6 weeks- I think it was a muscle spasm- it totally freaked me out until I could explain it with something! When it happened, I gasped and stopped mid-step as it really shocked me! I've also heard pregnant women say that they can sometimes feel almost like a rubber band stretching inside kind of feeling- which is the uterus doing its weird stuff.
Definitely mention it to your mw and see what she says
I don't know if many women know this but we actually have Braxton Hicks from the moment there is a bubba in there, its just not that noticable untill later stages. If you touch your uterus you can feel it tighten and relax, I can notice it already and I am only 8+3. Its completly normal as the uterus does these exercises right from the begining to help us prepare for birth and the growing baby xx
It could be B-Hs since as Trace said they actually start much earlier than most of us can feel them. However, a woman also posted to the 2nd tri forum recently about irritable uterus, and that can actually pose risk to the pregnancy because it can cause preterm labor. It's probably nothing to worry about, but you may want to give your doctor or midwife a call and see if they think it is worth getting it checked out or perhaps asking about at your next scan.
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