What pains are normal at 21 weeks pregnant?
This month may be the very first time your uterus starts some little practice runs, otherwise known as Braxton Hicks contractions (first described in 1872 by the British OB, John Braxton Hicks). They aren’t painful—they feel sort of like a band tightening around your uterus or your belly getting hard.
Do loud noises scare fetus?
Increased noise levels can cause stress. This can cause changes in a pregnant woman’s body that can affect her developing baby. Sound can travel through your body and reach your baby. Although this sound will be muffled in the womb, very loud noises may still be able to damage your baby’s hearing.
Should my belly be hard at 21 weeks pregnant?
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 does my stomach hurt at 21 weeks pregnant?
The round ligament helps hold up your womb (uterus) in your pelvis. As your baby and womb grow during pregnancy, there is more weight pulling on the round ligament. This stretches the round ligament and causes pain.