abdominal pain in pregnancy

Lower abdominal cramping is just one of those things that happen (yep -- another one) when a baby is growing in our belly. Doctors call it
round ligament pain. Our uterus is getting bigger every day (so is
baby!), and the muscles and ligaments supporting it are stretching out
to accommodate the changes. That stretching can bring a bit of pain,
especially when you change positions, cough or are particularly active.
These MILD aches and jabs are normal and may persist as your
uterus continues to grow. To get some relief, scale back the physical
activity and avoid cramp-inducing positions. Also try a warm bath, or
simply stretch out and kick up your heels -- resting comfortably should
ease the pain.

You do not need worry unless the pain is severe, constant or accompanied by bleeding or other unusual signs. If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away.

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    Stretching can be painful, especially as Meg mentions, when getting up or moving quickly.
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