Yesterday I got my first hard kick from lovebug. I was driving to work when I felt her kick. It actually hurt a little and took me by surprise. I'm not complaining though, there's nothing better in the world than feeling her kick.
During my last client of the day however I noticed that my stomach felt different. The area from my belly button and below felt really tight. Painfully so and it felt more uncomfortable when I was walking or standing. I just shrugged it off thinking maybe she changed position. While running errands after work the pain was still there. It was very uncomfortable to walk around or stand nup straight. I felt like someone was stretching out my stomach. So I went home and relaxed. Chalking the tightness up to packing all day and walking the dogs. As long as I was laying down or sitting I was fine. Lovebug was still up and kicking so I wasn't too concerned
This morning however when I woke up the pain and tightness were still there. Especially off to my left side. When my dog placed her head in my lap it hurt. When I went to use the bathroom and shower, the pain was more intense. So I called my mom who told me to go to labor and delivery. I decided to hold off and did as instructed in birthing class. Drink some water and lay on my left side. That helped a bit. The pain wasn't so bad and the tightness was more even along my lower abdomen. But again when I was up and walking around I felt like someone was stretching out my stomach. Almost like I had had a hardcore ab workout.
So I called the advice nurse and she told me to go in to Labor and delivery. Now let me explain how the hospital on post that I go to does things. I have never seen the same dr once. If I need a same day appt I have to call the advice nurse. She is the only one that can schedule a same day. And her hours are from 8-11 and then 1-3. So when she instructed me to go to L&D I did. I walked into L&D and told them I was experiencing abdominal tightness and had been instructed by the nurse to come up. Even the Er has a sign saying if you are 20 weeks or over go straight to L&D. They wont see you in the er. The first Dr I ever saw for my 10 week appt was up in L&D and nastily told me that I wasn't in labor, that if my stomach hurt I needed to go to the ob acute care clinic. She said they wouldnt admit me or see me at L&D. So down I went to my dr's office. The receptionist there told me I couldn't be seen same day since I wasn't a soldier. She told me to call the advice nurse. I explained that I had and was told to go to L&D. This woman instructed me to do the same. Again I explained they wouldn't see me and that they had sent me down here. She told me to go next door to the Gyno clinic and talk to them. So off I went again explaining to the receptionist what happehed. this girl called the advice nurse who again said I needed to go to L&D. When the girl told her they sent me back they got a nurse to come talk to me. I explained everything that had been going on. That it hurt to stand or walk, that it hurt when I used the bathroom and it felt like things were stretching whenever I moved.
Basically I was told that as long as I wasn't bleeding or had a change in discharge that I was fine and needed to go home.
So here I am at home. Trying to take it easy and not freak out. My lower abdomen is still bothering me and I don't know if it's due to doing to much in regards to packing or if there is something going on with the baby.
Ladies any similar pain? Issues? What do contractions feel like so I know if I'm having one? I don't know what to do