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Ligament Pain During Pregnancy
Does round ligament pain happen throughout pregnancy, or only during the second trimester? Does it stop in third trimester?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
"could uterine ligaments stretch to a breaking point, if a uterine fibroid was growing under it during pregnancy?
Does relaxin loosen all muscles / ligaments and bones in body during pregnancy as well as the pelvic area ? Thanks
Yes: though of course it is evolutionarily programmed to help you through childbirth by working specifically on the pelvic ligaments. However, you are probably at increased risk for sprains etc. during this time period, both for this reason and because your balance may be somewhat off. So be careful! I would certainly avoid backbends specifically and use extra care in any exercise regimen. ...Read more
20 weeks more: Cheer up. You're half way there. Things keep stretching. ...Read more
I had an 11.2 lb baby 4 years ago and recently I have had round ligament type pains on both sides (more dominant on the right side). Is this common this far out from pregnancy?
Not related to past: The pain you are having now may be in the same location as what you remember being told was round ligament pain during pregnancy, but pain 4 years later when you presumably aren't pregnant is not round ligament pain. See your doctor for evaluation of other causes for pelvic pain. ...Read more
Position: The most important thing is to try to find a position that decreases the stretch on the round ligaments. This can vary from mom to mom. Good luck ...Read more
Yes: They seem to help some women get relief. ...Read more
Can ligament pain in early pregnancy be one sided (low abdo) and fairly continuous? No bleeding just uncomfortable on the right for a week.
It can: One should not assume that pregnancy pain is from round ligament pain until the doctor has ruled out other causes. In early pregnancy the ligament is not really being stretched making this a less likely causes. You should be seen and evaluated by your Obgyn first to make sure there is a live baby located inside the uterus with an ultrasound. A sonogram can look for ovarian cysts as well. ...Read more
Can pregnancy cause muscle/ligament damage to hips/back? Had some aches /pains there since having baby by c section 4 months ago.
Maybe: Sometimes, the pressure of the pregnant uterus lying on various pelvic nerves, blood vessels and muscles can produce temporary impairments that usually resolve spontaneously shortly after the pregnancy is completed. The joints and ligaments are soften by the hormones of pregnancy to allow the pelvic bones to separate in labor without damage. Evaluation is recommended at 4 months post C/section. ...Read more
13 months marriage no pregnancy did laparascopy and doctor found spots of endometriosis in utero sacral ligament.could be cause of infertility??
Just confirmed pregnancy. Dull ache on my right lower abdomen and pulling on right hip and back. No bleed. Is this round ligament pain?? 7th pregnancy
31 weeks pregnant and having left lower cramping is this just ligaments? My second pregnancy, they said that he's a little bigger than he should be
I had an IUI on 1/14 today I have been having sore nipples, bad cramps and what feels like round ligiment pain, are these early pregnancy signs?
Could be: Well could be good signs. Proof is in the pudding! ...Read more
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