January 2015 Moms

13 weeks need advice

I'm 13 weeks and I'm feeling like the baby's tensing up right below my stomach. Is that normal?


  • its likely growing pains as your uterus/baby is slowly coming out of the pelvic area and stretching out. Some notice it more than others. If you are concerned contact your doc.
    Still immune to tickers. Polite Canadian 99% of the time. SAHM of 7 soon to be 8. I read more than I post.
  • That is exactly what Braxton Hicks feels like to me! With my first pregnancy, I was having them and just thought that the baby was stretching out or something. It wasn't until I had one while my doctor was examining me that she explained what it was. Basically, your uterus is doing practice contractions, and will continue to do so until you give birth to strengthen itself. Totally normal and good!
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