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I am 8 mos along and feeling alot of pressure and tightness in my stomach is this normal

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Asked by firstmom2 at 1:11 PM on Jul. 5, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • is it painful? May just be braxton hicks contraction, if it stops or slows with a little walk, then you're fine and it's normal, but if you get uncomfortable and it's getting pain ful and coming in regular intervals, you need to go to L&D as it may be preterm labor.

    Answer by misty1_sd at 1:18 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • Braxton Hicks contractions - BabyCenter
    How to recognize these painless uterine contractions that happen throughout pregnancy.

    Answer by vbruno at 1:26 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • I'm 8 months prego too and having the same thing. I was in L&D last night and they told me it could be the heat/stress/dehydration. It also could be a bladder infection. I'd talk to your doctor and see what they recomend. But time them and if they come at least ever 5 minutes for an hour I'd play it safe and go into L&D

    Answer by Heidikans at 3:50 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • The tightness and pressure is continuous, maybe it is baby taking up room right now been going on since Friday, uncomfortable feeling is what it is

    Answer by firstmom2 at 8:58 PM on Jul. 5, 2008

  • To be safe, talk to your doctor. I don't know if this is exactly what you're feeling, but when I was 32 weeks, my uterus starting getting hard for anywhere from half an hour to an hour at a time. Very uncomfortable. I ended up being diagnosed with irritable uterus, which can sometimes cause preterm labor. I went on partial bed rest for five weeks. Basically, I had to sit or lie down whenever possible. If I felt my uterus tightening, I would lie down on my left side and drink water, which seemed to help. Ironically, I ended up having my daughter a week late.

    Answer by jilby at 2:38 AM on Jul. 8, 2008

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