Question by  acline (15)

Should I be concerned about my stomach becoming tight, it is not really a contraction as there is no pain?

I am in my seventh month of pregnancy and have noticed that every now and then I have a tightening sensation in my abdomen.


Answer by  Joe12 (189)

These may be Braxton Hicks contractions, which are not always painful, or the baby moving and putting pressure on your abdomen. You should consult your doctor to be sure.


Answer by  snessia (991)

These are most likely Braxton-Hicks contractions. They are not true contractions in that they do not mean you are in labor. However, they mean your uterus is starting to practice for labor. If they become regular or increase in intensity, call your doctor.


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

It sounds like you may be having Braxton Hicks contractions, which are basically practice contractions that you get sometimes long before you go into labor. They are not productive and usually not painful, and they are totally normal.


Answer by  pagan23 (1342)

Many women have what are called Braxton Hicks contractions. These are fake contractions that are usually harmless. If they do not go away you should call your OBGYN or midwife.


Answer by  Ali41 (1593)

This sounds like Braxton Hicks contractions. Unlike labor contractions, they tend not to be painful. However, these contractactions do help prepare your body for the upcoming labor. While you are noticing it now, you probably have been contracting throughout the whole pregnancy.

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