This is my second child, third pregnancy. Had a mmc at 11 weeks in April, so I am rather anxious about this pregnancy.
Last night I experienced a funny 'tingly'/'tight' sensation all over my belly when I was lying in bed. It wasn't painful, just strange and I immediately thought I recognized it as Braxton hicks, but dismissed the thought. The same sensation has just happened again - just once and just for a few seconds.
I've tried ringing my midwife and she is off duty and I tried ringing the midwife office but they are closed apparently and left the number for the delivery suite. I really don't want to ring the delivery suite, for some reason.
I have had a nasty cold recently, if that makes a difference? I had a private scan at 9 weeks and all was well, but now I'm so concerned I'm starting to get upset and panic!
Yes, maybe it is muscles stretching. My tummy has definitely started to protrude a bit in the past couple of days. Really hoping it is just something innocent and trying to not work myself up into a state! Thanks for the replies.
The delivery suite will be used to dealing with calls like yours so don't be nervous to call. In some areas the midwives rotate in the community.let them talk it through with you and put your mind at rest. Hope all is well.
I'm pretty sure its normal to experience BHs in the first trimester, but because the uterus is small it's harder to identify them for what they are. You're also supposed to feel them earlier in subsequent pregnancies.
Says here that BHs start at around six weeks, so if you are indeed feeling them you don't need to worry.
I really don't think Delivery Suite or the MAU will be able to help you at such an early stage of pregnancy. As log as you aren't experiencing any genuine pain or bleeding then you really need to try to relax. Easier said than done I know
Thanks for that link - slightly reassuring. I spoke to delivery suite, but receptionist wouldn't let me speak to a midwife and said the standard advice is to go to a&e and ask to see someone from gynae. Obviously not going to do that without pain and bleeding, but it set me off blubbing as it's obviously standard miscarriage advice.
Thanks suze. I'm pleased to hear of someone else having them so early. I'm slightly calmer now and trying not to get too wound up. I'm a worrier at the best of times, but this pregnancy after a miscarriage is pushing me to the limits!
Hi Gently, I've no idea what Braxton hicks feel like as this is my first pregnacy but I have also had lots of tight/tingling sensations. I think I first felt them at 6 weeks. I have also occasionally had what feels like gentle vibrations a few times from 6 weeks. My midwife says it is just the uterus stretching. I'm now nearly 14 weeks and all my scans have been fine so far