Contractions at top of stomach

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Where do contractions start is at the abdomen or on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span>. Ive been having a pain on the top of my stomach that lasts about a minute idk if its a contraction or something else like indigestion maybe??? No clue.....
Today I worked my butt off at work and half way through my shift the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my stomach felt tight and very very painful, as if I had done a bunch of crunches and as though my stomach muscles have been stretched .. the pain has been there for the past 5 hours. Every now and then it'll hurt more than usual... I guess all I'm asking is what am I feeling? Are these contractions or just my body being tired? I'm a first time Mhm and im worried.
Hm. Google where the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> your uterus is at your number <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> weeks. If you're not showing you're probably under 20wks (just guessing) so your uterus won't be up very high at that point. If you're feeling the tightening much above your belly button for example it's probably something besides contractions. Just my thoughts.
Ok I wasn't small before I got pregnant..I was down right chubby lol..so now my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> is hard at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> and flabby at the bottom..what I was wondering was when I'm having contractions I know my stomach is suppose to get hard but will the flabby part at the bottom get hard too?
I was told that contractions start at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> your belly but I talked to my boss and she said hers felt more twards the bottom before she had her kids
I am 33 weeks and 4 days, and today while I was in Wal-Mart and on my way home I have a few sharp pains at the bottom <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> on the side.. what could this be? Thanks for the help!
I've been getting false labor contractions a lot as well as braxhicks, my midwife told me the braxhicks you will feel on the top of your belly, for me it's like the feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> tightening my abb muscles, where as the contractions are at the bottom <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> your belly and for most women they start out feeling like period cramps with minor back aches, so far that info has helped me a lot :) just waiting for labor!
I know the pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> contractions feel like period pains but is it just at the bottom of your stomach like a period cramp or all over like the top as well. I'm 38 weeks pregnant and have been having weird pains all over my stomach area.
But the nurse and I could put out hands on my belly at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my uterus and feel it. Like above said, I also couldn't talk through them.
they told me they where indeed contractions, I felt my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> get really tight from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> all the way down into my abdomen they told me to go back to the ER but they don't do anything but keep me in the waiting room my on call nurse said I could be going into pre term labor
With both my labor experiences my water broke at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the sack before I actually started having contractions so there was still a cushion of water between my cervix & the baby's head. I also did not get an epidural either time & don't plan on one with this baby either. the 1st time you give birth it's a bit scary because you don't know what to expect & you're not sure what the pain will feel like but each subsequent labor gets easier. Hope this helps!
then it climbs - like how the cars of a coaster climbs that first hill, agonizingly slow. Around this point I feel my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> muscles tighten from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my bump down to my pelvic area and it sorta radiates across. then you have the apex - this is when I feel it in my lower back and its painful enough to take my breath away. This is where birthing classes are VERY helpful because they teach you how to breathe here without hyperventilating.
Ocassionally, my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> just hardens up, and it lasts for a long time. This happens esp. at night, and it gets impossible to sleep, because it is uncomfortable and painful. Last night was awful. my stomach hardened up, and it was still hard when I woke up around 3am, and up untill this morning. I drink plenty of water, so I know I cant be dehydrated, and I am not even sure if these are contractions, because they dont come and go, they last for a long time, then disappear for a few days.
Kimberly- start timing the time that it takes in between your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> tightening. the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> your uterus will get hard when you are having contractions. You may finally be in early labor but you'll know better if you start timing it. If you have 4 in an hour you are definitely in early labor. Go to L&D if the contractions are 10min appart.
Ok ladies I went to class tonight feeling fine about the time class ended I got really cramppy feeling like with my period then my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> got super hard. I started having some contractions on my way home and started to time them. they didnt get into a regular pattern until 8:17 and so far its 9:10 and every 10 minutes I have a contraction lasting about 1 min. I was wanting to know could I actually be in labor? I dont want to get too excited but its a little hard not too.
I'm a try but if it don't stop in a hour or 2. I'm going in.
I am having what seems like contractions but they start at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my uterus and i always heard contractions where in the lower stomach... they are pretty uncomfortable slightly painful and last about 20-30 seconds.. i timed them and no certain time apart anywhere between 6-18 mins apart.... possible braxton hicks or something else??
they may seem to start at the back and wrap around to the front. Or feel like a squeezing working from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> ur uterus and down.
-braxton hicks tend to just feel like the uterus itself tightening all at once. Keep in mind that feeling the hardness at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the uterus can also be the baby pushing his/her butt out. It can feel almost the same, especially to someone who isn't familiar with what contractions feel like. If at ANY time you aren't certain if they are real or BH, call your doc and explain what you are feeling. they can determine whether or not you need to be checked.
What does it mean when you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> gets very hard at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> n is very uncomfortable n also hard to breath. Mine got hard n it stayed like that for a couple of hours. Has it happend to anyone?
Contractions are, as nsrchofbaby wrote, tightening <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the lower abdomen. This usually lasts (at our stage they are Braxton Hicks contractions) about 30 s. A friend of mine never noticed them (alot of women don't) but I have been getting them since the 5th month and I notice particular situations where I get them e.g. after being on my feet for a long time, walking fast. Period like cramps are normal but if they radiate to your back then usually it isn't.
I've been having real contractions since 24wks. they start at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my tummy and if I put my hand at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my uterus I can feel it get hard. they're different to bh as I get a lot of pressure and cramping with them that I can't talk through. However my dr is not concerned as I only get a couple a day and its usually from dehydration and walking. He says they are uterine contractions not early labour as there is no pattern to them and they go away if I lie on my side and drink water.
I don't think it's hemorrhoids, my stomach is bubbling and cramping up really bad and baby is kicking around on top of that.
I'm 35w/4d and I been having some back pain and it comes down to my stomach or sometimes on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> and get so hard could it be some contractions but I'm getting back pain and stomach getting hard and the pain stay there for like 5 mins and go away and then the pain comes back more at nights?
I am 23 weeks pregnant and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>top</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span> is in severe pain and I can find a comfortable spot to lay or sit, what could this be?
BH can be very painful sometimes, in my last pregnancy they were usually more painful than my early labor contractions. BH, however, do not contract the entire uterus. Labor contractions start at the bottom of your uterus and spread up tensing the entire uterus. my experience with BH they usually started on the side moving forward, but always left a soft spot at the top. BH are irregular, but may continue for a long time. If they last more than an hour contact your doctor.