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could i get contractions at 19 weeks?

im having stomac pains in my abdomen that is like contractions off and on i have felt 4 all day long

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:46 AM on Oct. 18, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Is it sharp pains or a kind of tightening cramping feeling? If it is just a tightening cramping feeling, it is probably Braxton Hicks. You can have them earlier with subsequent babies, at least I did, so depending on which pregnancy this is for you, that is a possibility.
    wildflowers25

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 12:53 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Braxton Hicks are normal at this point, but if they are painful, have a regular pattern, you're bleeding, or you have more than 4 in an hour then go to the doctor and get checked out. Drink a couple glasses of water and lay down on your left side and it should go away.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:53 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Contractions would be more frequent, like every few minutes. They will feel more like menstral cramps, in which it feels like our tummy is tightening around the baby, then goes back to normal. I would hope you are not having any contractions at only 19 weeks. The stomach pains you are experiencing would more likely be your uterus getting stretched out as baby grows. But if it is intense pain that takes your breath away and if it is very frequent, go see a doctor asap.
    fluppyducky

    Answer by fluppyducky at 12:55 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • yes u can ,, however they tell me to drink more water, and rest . if they dont get better then be seen
    kileighsmommie

    Answer by kileighsmommie at 9:37 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

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