A couple of nights ago, I noticed, for a moment, a weird painless tightening come over my uterus. At first I thought it was baby girl moving around – maybe backing up to the outside of my belly. When I noticed it again last night, it dawned on me that more likely what I was experiencing was a Braxton Hicks contraction. I have had them a few times since.
I am a little freaked out about this because I am only 25 weeks. I certainly don’t want my body to be having “practice contractions” this early. No thank you. Dr. Google assures me that it is normal to feel Braxton Hicks this early but I’m not convinced. I have already placed a call to my doctor and hopefully she will call me back with some good news sometime this millennium. Even if BH are indeed considered normal this early, I am still a bit nervous about their effect on my already short cervix.
To add to my anxiety, Maya had a really quiet day yesterday. I did feel her a bit, but certainly it was a lot less action than what I had been feeling. Hopefully she’s just turned inward, or maybe she’s just having a growth-spurt day. But either way, I do not like these quiet days one bit. No, not one bit. I did end up using the Doppler last night and thank G-d, her heartbeat was nice and clear and strong in the 140-150 range.
So this is my week so far. Feeling a little on edge. Stress at work is not helping.
Sorry for the malcontented post. *Sigh*
[Update: Okay so I lost patience waiting for my doctor to call so I called the office again. Spoke to the receptionist who said that Dr. R did get my message and does plan to call me at the end of the day when she's through with her patients. However, in the meantime, she told the receptionist to tell me not to worry about the Braxton Hicks unless they become more regular or more intense. (Which they haven't.) If that doesn't happen, all is fine. Yay! And phew!
Also, Maya has been considerably more active today, which has been a huge relief to me. Still not as active as other days she's had (so far) but I'll take it.
So bottom line: I have officially taken a chill pill and gotten over myself.]