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So my aunt, who acts all holier than thou, had a kid graduating from home school. Well, of course I got the guilt trip about how Dave and I aren't married, and I acted like what she was saying didn't bother me. Needless to say, we didn't stick around the graduation any longer than we had to. Well, on the way home, I started thinking about what she said (big mistake because she's got no room to talk) and started getting really upset.

Well, when we got home, I used the restroom and started having tightness in my abdomen. I went to the bed to lie down and started having REALLY TIGHT cramps-to the point where I was bawling (which didn't help because I was getting worked up about this too) and Dave was starting to freak, but trying to calm me down. He rubbed my back, talked in a calm voice etc.

I don't know if it was Braxton Hicks or what but it really freaked me out. Is there such a thing as stress contractions? I haven't noticed any change in discharge (increase or color) and I think I heard the babe on the bebe sounds monitor sunday morning when I got up. I'm 18w tomorrow. What was I feeling? I haven't had any since I was able to calm down. What was that?

*Edit* I will be going in for an ultrasound tomorrow, but I was hoping you all could tell me what it was I was feeling...
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Date:June 13th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
When I'm stressed out my Braxton Hicks always get WAY worse. If you have no bleeding and you feel movement (are you at movement stage yet? Is this your first?) you should be fine.

And the myth that Braxton-Hicks don't hurt? Yup, it's a myth. I had them so badly with my second that I couldn't walk when I was contracting. I also had what the doctor called "an irritable uterus"; I had false labour about four times because I kept getting really bad (labour-unrelated) pains. You may be experiencing the same thing.

If she causes you stress, I say to not have contact. You need to protect YOU and your baby.
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