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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 13:12 PM   1
Laurakiaora
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Tugging/light, dull aches in lower abdomen - baby?!


For the past two days I've been getting a light pressurised feeling like a gentle tugging or dull ache in my lower abdomen a little bit. It only last for a few seconds then comes back a while later.

I've started the worry train again

Is this likely to be the baby?!

I'm not 18 weeks yet, this is my first and I have belly fat so haven't felt any movement or 'flutters' yet. Wondering what else it could be?



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 13:22 PM   2
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I get this all the time, its just stretching, I've got it now and can sometimes be quite painful!!! It's nothing to worry about though hun, just think your uterus is getting bigger and everything has to stretch and move as well xxxx



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 13:36 PM   3
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It's not the baby but it's your ligaments stretching. VERY common in second tri... It happens to me all the time, especially when I turn over in my sleep. My doctor told me it's 100% normal.



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 14:09 PM   4
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Thank you!

I get round ligament pain which is sharp and kinda takes my breath away. I've been getting that since first tri. But this was something new I wanted to get some opinions on



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 14:30 PM   5
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I swear I have felt the baby move and have hiccups already. Last night I was just about asleep when I felt a brushing sensation against my lower pubic region, it starttled me. Then this am I felt what was like few light thumps! Supposedly with each pregnancy you may feel the baby sooner.



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 15:50 PM   6
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I get mild pains in my lower tummy, kind of like mild period pains. It's normal it's just things moving and stretching to accommodate baby



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 15:54 PM   7
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Thank you!

I get round ligament pain which is sharp and kinda takes my breath away. I've been getting that since first tri. But this was something new I wanted to get some opinions on
My round ligament pains have been both dull and sharp and my doctor said both are normal He said as long as it doesn't last a long time (like waves of period-type cramping), etc. it is normal.



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 22:18 PM   8
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I've had the same symptoms and was told not to worry. I think I am carrying low because I feel pressure really low down and feel like I am going to pee (sorry if TMI) on myself a lot. I can go to the restroom and a few minutes later feel like I have to go again. One of my friends told me to get on my hands and knees and it might help him to move a little. She said it sounds like he is on my bladder.



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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 23:27 PM   9
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I am glad you all posted this as I've woken up in my sleep tonight with a sharp pain in my lower right abdomen which had me shouting OW! as I woke up, I'm 25weeks with my 1st & was worried it was because I keep waking up on my back, despite starting off sleeping on my left side, I'm also having trouble sleeping, I can't seem to sleep for more than 6hrs no matter what time I go to bed, anyone else have sleep issues??



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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:02 AM   10
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I've had the same symptoms and was told not to worry. I think I am carrying low because I feel pressure really low down and feel like I am going to pee (sorry if TMI) on myself a lot. I can go to the restroom and a few minutes later feel like I have to go again. One of my friends told me to get on my hands and knees and it might help him to move a little. She said it sounds like he is on my bladder.

Yes, I have this too! Sometimes I have to go 5 minutes after I've just been. I think he presses on my bladder a lot :/



 
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