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Old 03-28-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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8 weeks - how does stomach feel?

I'm a worrier. I'm 8 weeks tomorrow with my third, and have all the sick/tired symptoms. But when I lie down and feel my stomach, it still feels like mush and I can't feel anything there. And I occasionally get a little pinchy pain in my right side. So, I've convinced myself since I can't feel anything, something is wrong, and I can't remember how my stomach felt the last two times. Are you supposed to be able to palpate anything yourself at 8 weeks??

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:45 AM   #2
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The pinchy pain is likely ligaments, and the uterus is still mostly in the pelvis so early on, so it's not that surprising you can't feel it. I think you're worrying too much mama.
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I don't think you can feel anything. I barely could until 10-12 weeks.
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Nope, your uterus is probably still tucked behind your pubis. Totally normal.

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Re: 8 weeks - how does stomach feel?

I'll be 14 weeks and it's still hard to feel my uterus when laying down. Mine is severely retroverted though, could be why.
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Thanks ladies...I switched to a midwife halfway through my last pg, so by now I'd have had an ultrasound to ease my mind, so I guess I'm just driving myself crazy (as usual) worrying. Growing a human is stressful!
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Re: 8 weeks - how does stomach feel?

I was bloated but could not feel my uterus at 8 weeks. I think around 10 I could just barely feel it peeking over my pubis.
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Re: 8 weeks - how does stomach feel?

Oh Mama! You brought tears to my eyes in a good way! I *JUST* posted this to my DDG's FB page this am....that I was trying to feel and can't and can't remember when I could before and I am in freak out mode...lol and this is #7! They all said 10 weeks as well...Let's hang in there together Mama!
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Re: 8 weeks - how does stomach feel?

mama-- I'm always a worried pregnant mama too in the first trimester. I'm 16 weeks and I can't feel a gosh darn thing even though I'm showing (a lot!) The only way I can tell where my uterus is, is after DH and I, ahem, get busy-- THEN I can feel where it is-- it's only one inch under my belly-button and normally it all just feels like mush to me too.
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