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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 10:58 AM   1
KamKol
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Sudden sharp pains in vagina/uterus like a stitch


People have described Braxton Hicks to me and they always say it's like a tightenning - now I can't tell if this is tightenning but I definately feel sharp pains down there now and again. Like a stabbing. It literally stops me in my steps and happens often when I get out the shower; ie, when I am standing for a fairly long period of time.

Is this what you ladies are talking about or is this something completely different?



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 11:02 AM   2
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Not sure mate, but think it could be the baby pressing down on your cervix? I get the same thing and my baby is now engaged so I'm guessing that's what it is. As far as I know, Braxton Hicks is more of a tightening sensation that happens further up the bump...but I'm not really sure I'm not sure I've definitely had them. Hope that helps anyway...



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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 11:04 AM   3
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it sounds like baby pressing on nerves or cervix i have it quite often



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 11:06 AM   4
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It doesn't sound like Braxton Hicks to me either...I heard BH are usually waves of tightness or something which doesn't feel anything like this.

Are these like mild practice contractions then?



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 11:11 AM   5
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Ive been getting similar pains for the last week too. Almost like baby is trying to nuzzle his way further down with his head, feels a bit like when you come on your period?? is that similar to what you get? dont think its BH but then again i got nothing to compare it to as this is my first. At MW wed i was 2/5th engaged.
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 11:16 AM   6
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These are definitely cervix pains hun - shortening and thinning, your body is getting ready. If it bothers you too much, put your feet up and rest for a bit.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 11:53 AM   7
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I have started getting these stabbing pains in my vagina (only 2 times) and I don't know what it is either! I have also started getting these sharp stabbing pains in my lower stomach, kind of like really hard period pains, I was thinking they were BH but my stomach isn't tightening either, and they are very random, only happened twice two....



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 12:01 PM   8
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You will know BHs when you feel them. It's like having a blood pressure cuff expanding around your bump... you'll feel it getting tighter and tighter, then it will hold for a few seconds, then start easing off the same way the blood pressure cuffs do. Once you have one you'll have no doubt what you are feeling is a contraction.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 12:28 PM   9
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Thanks for your replies ladies - mum says it's the baby's head pressing down too...another perk of pregnancy I guess.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 13:13 PM   10
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I have this. I explained it to the midwife and she said it sounds like it is baby pressing down on the cervix, as others have said.



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