I wasn't sure how to title it.
How do you tell where your tummy pains are coming from?? Are they uterus, are they intestinal?? How do you tell?
I'm having a lot of trouble with this. I'm scared I'm going to miss something important because I won't know how to tell the difference between the pains. The problem is I had lots of tummy trouble before already (IBS). And I also had chronic back pain. How will I know it's related to baby and not something else??
For example, this week I've noticed that when I'm walking to/from the train to my work, I get pains in my tummy the same as if I drank lots of water or ate a big meal and tried to do lots of activity. Like those stomach cramps you get from moving too quick after eating, which is why they tell you to wait 30 minutes before swimming. Something like that?? It's not a come and go pain, it's constant from about 1-2 min into the walk until I sit on the train for a few minutes then it goes away. I'm not walking fast either (very slow in fact because I've been sick) and my belly doesn't get hard at all, so I don't think it's BH. I don't know what it is and it scares me a little.
And today I've been having pains down low in the area between my hips on and off. I think it's indigestion/IBS related though because my farts have been really stinky. Or it's muscle soreness due to all the coughing and sneezing I've been doing this week being sick.
I guess I just don't know what it should feel like if there was a problem. KWIM??
The only pain I have is my hips... We mommies make this "great" hormone called relaxin. It causes our hips to be able to open wider for baby... It also works on all the other soft tissue attachments... So achy knees, sore arms... Walking a long distance usually doesn't bother me but the more preggers I get the more my knees ache (I have knee issues when not preg). So it could just be baby settling into. Helper position. If you're worried ask your doc.