Yesterday I felt like i had pressure in my uterus only when i stood or walked it lasted for 4 hours. It was right in the middle. Was wondering if it was my uterus trying to adust to the weight of the baby and amniotic fluid.. It's gone now, thought it was weird wanted to know if anyone else has felt that??
I hope it is normal. I've had it off and on this last week too. My OB didn't seem concerned about it Wednesday - even thought that maybe I wasn't drinking enough water, and my bladder was complaining about the high concentration of urine trying to get through. That's a thought anyway, b/c it was better on the day I drank 6 bottles of water, and worse on the days I only drank 2 or 3. (It is hard for me to stay up on 6 b/c I bloat something awful. The days after that much water I can hardly gag down enough.)
It could be the shifting of our balance. Might just feel it more now that the uterus is getting much bigger. I feel it too sometimes. It could also be braxton hicks. I've noticed I already starting to feel them and can feel the pressure of it when it happens.
Will def be watching this thread as I am getting a pressure feeling 'down below'. It's pretty constant but worse when sitting / standing / need the loo (BM - sorry if TMI). Started a couple of weeks ago when I had a really bad cough, wondered had I strained something / caused prolapse but was worried about cervix.
hi, ive had it since 21 weeks and when i went to hospital hey said it was when baby is breech and putting pressure on my cervix with his feet and also dancing on my bladder. The ressure feeling i have and like a dragging sensation they told me was because it is sore from all the movements.xx
I've had this too for about the last month. I've been told I have weak pelvic floor & I also had a bad UTI when I first noticed it. I find it gets worse at night & just after I've been to wee. It just feels so heavy like something is working its way down!
Only thing I would say is to keep an eye out for UTI as heaviness can be a symptom & as I've discovered, in pregnancy you don't always get the typical signs you think you should! For example I had no pain passing urine etc. I went to docs complaining of period pains which I never before associated with UTI!!
I just wanted to comment on this since I had an emergency ultrasound this morning due to feeling low pelvic pressure and aching sensations.
First of all, everything is fine...I was not given a specific reason for the sensations since it was just to rule out cervical issues and the scan confirmed that that is not the problem, but baby does happen to be breech at the moment and I have been feeling kicks lower than usual too, so I am guessing that like samjc the feeling is because of the baby physically pushing on my cervix.
The main thing I wanted to say, though, is that the doctor encouraged me to come in for a scan the same day, and I'm glad that I decided to go in because if I'd found out that it was a cervical problem then I could possibly have prevented a miscarriage. So I think you can trust your intuition if you are having this type of sensation -- it sounds like in most cases it's totally normal so if it feels ok to you then it's probably fine, but if it seems weird or you have a feeling something is wrong then don't be afraid to get checked out ASAP.
I also thought it might be helpful to post the questions the nurse asked me on the phone when determining whether I should come in:
- Are you having a UTI or symptoms of a UTI
- Could you be dehydrated; have you been drinking enough
- Have you had bleeding or extra discharge
- Have you had any contractions
- Is there any kind of rhythm to what you are feeling
- Are you feeling this sensation all the time or just periodically
- (Since I said periodically) on average, how often would you say it comes and goes
- How bad is the pain or discomfort on a scale from 1 to 10
These might be good questions to think through if you are experiencing a feeling of pressure and thinking of talking to your doctor about it. Also, clearly UTI and dehydration can be causes so that might be something to consider.
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