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Round ligament pains in pregnancy? Bad?

Round ligament pains in pregnancy? Bad?

No: Stretching pains, or growing pains of the uterus. They're painful to you, but not harmful to the baby. Use a heating pad and elevate your legs when this happens. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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How can I sleep with round ligament pain in pregnancy?

How can I sleep with round ligament pain in pregnancy?

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

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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

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Will round ligament pain felt at 37 weeks of pregnancy induce labor?

Will round ligament pain felt at 37 weeks of pregnancy induce labor?

No.: Round ligament pain tyically occurs in the first half of the pregnancy and has nothing to do with braxton-hicks contractions that prepare the mother/uterus/fetus for the labor to come. ...Read more

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What is round ligament pain?

What is round ligament pain?

Muscle stretching: The round ligament goes from the top of your uterus down to the low pelvic wall. The round ligament has a muscle in it that stretches when you walk, move or lie in one place too long. It can be very painful. Fortunately, it won't hurt you or hurt your baby. Support belts often help the stretching. ...Read more

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What does round ligament pain feel like -- contraction?

Sharp pain: Usually causes a sharp stabbing or pulling discomfort on either the right or left side of lower abdomen. Made worse by moving around and improves with rest. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more