Feel like i have been doing 1000 sit ups!

Hello ladies,

I'm nearly 20 weeks and for the last few days my stomach feels like i have been doing hundreds of sit ups! When i get out of bed, the car, pick someting up off floor, ouch... My stomach is so tight.

i know my muscles are moving to make room for baby, but christ i feel like i have had a right ole gym session!

Anyone else experiencing this? I presume this is normal?

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  • Hi hun.i can't say I ever had this feeling and if I did I cant remember! Its been 5yrssince I had my little girl and now two more babies on my stomach muscles stretched beyond repair and a sserious case of baby brain (you got all this to come-woop soooo worth it tho) but its probably just yr tum making more room and yr little one stretching you lol bless them- your body is not your own :-)

  • I'm a few weeks behind you at 17w + 3 and your post made me chuckle... it's my first baby too and my stomach muscles are starting to feel it.

    It doesn't help that I just entirely forgot myself and stretched out on my belly on the floor. Not a good idea, really hurt!

    xx

  • I was feeling exactly this at around 22-24 weeks. I thought I had pulled a muscle or even overstretched a ligament. This feeling has totally gone now, thank goodness, as i was worried about permanent damage. All I get now is the odd twinge if I twist. I think it must have been growing pains as like you my bump has been feeling so tight.

  • Hi hun, Yes i feel exactly the same & dosent it seem as if almost everything you are looking for or just want is on the floor or very low down.

    Im also just under 20wks , but i must say im dealing much better with tired-ness now. I felt as if i was actually full of beans today. "maybe the nice weather" :-) :-)

  • Thanks Ladies... So nice to hear your stories!

    Abenaa me too! Feel like I am back to normal minus the bump and growing pains... Oh and the kicking, and wanting to eat everything! Haha Ok maybe not fully back to normal ;)

  • Yeah, know what you mean!!!

    Espicially now im ready to go to bed, but Lil mumbles here wants to play or dance " cant figure out which one.

    xx

  • Thanks Ladies... So nice to hear your stories!

    Abenaa me too! Feel like I am back to normal minus the bump and growing pains... Oh and the kicking, and wanting to eat everything! Haha Ok maybe not fully back to normal ;)

  • Hi There

    Just wanted to add to the comments already and say thanks for posting as i have experienced this sort of stomach tightness in the last few days. I am 18 weeks today so not too far behind you. It's my first baby and i can't stop worrying about every little thing so it's good to hear so many others having similar experiences. Guess it's just all part of the process. God only knows what's actually going on inside that stomach. Shame it won';t look like we've done 1000 sit ups!!!!!

    All the best :)

  • Hey Robson, you're welcome and yes it's very nerve wracking being pregnant worrying about everything!

    If you wanna be bump buddies and check in on a regular basis about different things happening that would be fab! Love hearing about people's experiences x

  • I had this pain and tightness around 20 weeks onwards, I am now 28+5 with my first too and feel fine now but it happened when I walked quite far or if did such things such as cleaning floors or getting out of bed too quick, I spoke to my midwife at the time and she said was perfectly normal :)

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