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39 weeks pregnant and stomach feels tight?

Sometimes my stomach will look disfigured and gets really tight and i see where the babys back is.. anyways this feeling takes the air out of me. it doesnt hurt just makes me wanna gasp for air. what is this?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:14 AM on Jul. 19, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (5)
  • That's prolly Braxton hicks. That's what happened for me too.

    Answer by MomtoElliett at 7:15 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Braxton Hicks contractions. They're normal :) It's practice for labor, getting your body and your baby ready.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 7:16 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • It might just be the way the baby is positioning itself. Your baby is getting really big now that you are at the end of your pregnancy and it's running out of space.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:46 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Braxton hicks. It's your uterus tightening up with pre-labor contractions. It's normal and helps your uterus to tone up in preparation for labor & delivery. That's a very good thing.

    Answer by NDFanatik at 10:36 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • That is normal, your body is just getting ready for the big day! Congrats!

    Answer by MKSers at 12:32 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

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