Round Ligament Pain
Getting sharp pains in you abdomen during pregnancy? It's round ligament pain. Find out what to do about those aches and pains.
What can I do to prevent round ligament pain?
You can’t really prevent round ligament pain, but resting and switching positions often can make you feel more comfortable.
What do other pregnant moms do when they have round ligament pain?
“I feel sharp pains in the middle of the night when I roll over the wrong way or when I get out of bed. Otherwise, it feels like general aches and pains. Sometimes it feels like light menstrual cramps.”
“In my first pregnancy, round ligament pain was a much more stretchy feeling and crampy, though still painful. This time, it’s much stabbier. My midwife said that in second pregnancies, there isn’t as much for the uterus to push against, which is why the pain can be more severe and sharp.”
“For me, it’s felt more like a pulled muscle to the sides -- sometimes it radiates in a single direction...more like achiness than anything else.”
Are there any other resources for round ligament pain?
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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