What causes a hard stomach during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your pregnant belly is hard?

The belly that stays momentarily hard after 20 weeks of gestation represents training contractions, scientifically called Braxton Hicks contractions. These contractions can occur several times a day and usually do not cause any pain or discomfort, and therefore not all pregnant women notice them.

Why is my belly so hard at 35 weeks?

Your ligaments are loosening so that baby can make their way out of your uterus and into the world. Braxton Hicks contractions. At 35 weeks pregnant, you may have noticed an increase in the number of contractions you’re having. It’s kind of crazy how hard your belly can get!

Can baby moving cause tightening?

Fetal movement also can trigger Braxton Hicks.

Women often say they felt a sharp kick from the baby or a lot of activity right before contractions started. Your activity also can trigger contractions.

What does a hard belly mean?

Hard belly fat is a type of fat that lies deeper, mostly within the abdominal (stomach) area. This type of fat may also be associated with fat buildup in and around other organs.

How do you get rid of a tight stomach?

Treating heaviness in stomach

  1. Avoid or limit foods that are fatty, highly seasoned, and difficult to digest.
  2. Change your eating habits. Eat slower, and eat smaller meals.
  3. Increase how often you exercise.
  4. Reduce or eliminate caffeine and alcohol.
  5. Manage any anxiety and stress.
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