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Pregnancy Problems

During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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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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-- Erin Walters

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