Once again I’m taking faith in my readers to reassure me that this weird kind of pressure that I am feeling is completely normal. I would call my OB, but it’s only 6 am and they are not open. I also do not think this is an emergency for a “special” call right now.
Here’s what’s going on:
Around 9 pm last night I started feeling a little more pressure in my lower abdomen/pelvic region. It’s a completely new feeling than ever before and I know that there will be many of these “feelings” since I’m in the third trimester. Of course since it’s new, I tend to freak out a little bit though.
I would not say that it is painful, sometimes uncomfortable, but not painful. My breathing has not changed. I feel it when I’m laying down mostly. Also when he kicks and I’m laying down, the kicks feel significantly lower than they normally are. I feel the kicks in my lower pelvic region instead of higher on my stomach. When I’m sitting up, it tends to go away. When I walk the feeling comes back.
At first I thought it could be gas, but I don’t think that I would feel that in my lower pelvic region. Then I thought that it could have been due to taking my iron supplement with a little snack instead of a meal like I usually do. The iron package says that it can cause abdominal cramping, but I’m not exactly feeling cramping.
I googled and it seems like pressure and this feeling is normal with others who are about the same week in pregnancy that I am. There is no bleeding or weird discharge, so I feel like I’m safe. Could it be that the baby just moved down a little or that he is pressing on some organ that is making it a wee uncomfortable for me?
Please help ease my mind about this. I was able to sleep until 6 am and then I couldn’t go back to sleep because I started getting worried that the feeling was still here. I fully plan to call the nurse at my OB’s office, but they don’t open for another 2.5 hours. In the meantime, can you ease this pregnant girl’s mind… please.
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