Are you feeling that your belly is uncomfortably stretched? That’s because your uterus is growing rapidly and is now well above your belly button. Due to this you might feel some discomfort in your lower abdomen.
At times, you may also notice some short, painless contractions which do not have any pattern. These are called Braxton-Hicks contractions. It is merely your uterus doing its exercises. These contractions happen all through a woman’s life but are just more pronounced during the second half of pregnancy.