Hi. I am completing my 26th week. Since last 2 days, I have started feeling my stomach muscles getting tighten all of a sudden. It happens for 10 mins and then gets fine. Why does this happen? I am little worried. plz help.

Roopashree Siddireddy

please check with your gyno. It's usually a false contractions... I guess.
Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa

Sheeba Rizvi

agree with Roopashree Siddireddy.

sugandha ahuja

yea it eases in 5 mins or so. and its not painful. are these braxton hicks?

sugandha ahuja

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa please suggest

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

it could just be that baby is moving around in there or you’re having gas. Or your uterus is contracting— braxton hicks contractions are par for the course, happening randomly in the second and third trimesters, and aren’t a reason to worry.  If it’s Braxton Hicks contractions, you can try switching positions—stand if you’re sitting, or sit if you’re standing—and they’ll likely go away.  But if the tightening is happening more than four times an hour, then definitely give your OB a call.

sugandha ahuja

Thank you Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa. i asked my doc and she has asked me to do complete bed rest. i am bit worried for this. it only happens once... hardly for 5 mins

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

take complete bed rest... dont stress... 👍

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