Has Anybody Experienced An Expanding Feeling Of Their Abdomen

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Maureen - September 14

I get this expanding feeling right across my abdomen, where my Uterus is I guess. Sometimes it is just underneath my br___t area, and sometimes it's lower down. I am now 36 weeks along, and was wondering what it was. What I do for it right now, is lie down to try to relieve the tension. Please, if you know what it is and what it means and what to do about it, please let me know. Thanking you in Advance.

 

Nancy9 - September 30

I think it sounds like Braxton hicks to me. Hope this helps.

 

Rika - November 18

Maureen: I would have to agree with Nancy9. I used to think that the hardness or pushing of my abdomen was the baby pushing against it with it's back, but then my Lamaze teacher told me that I was having Braxton Hicks contractions. I have been getting alot of them and they feel very tight - sometimes going from right under my b___sts to the top of my pubic bone. I'm 37 1/2 weeks at this point and I don't think they are "real" contractions. I notice that if I get up and walk around and drink some water, they tend to go away. But sometimes the feeling lasts for a minute. I also try using the breathing exercises that I learned - that helps too. At least for me it does.

 

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