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What is round ligament pain?
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Tissue stretching
The round ligaments are normally about 1 to 2 inches long.
During pregnancy these ligaments will stretch to about 6 or 8 inches long. As that stretching happens, some pain normally occurs.

In brief: Tissue stretching
The round ligaments are normally about 1 to 2 inches long.
During pregnancy these ligaments will stretch to about 6 or 8 inches long. As that stretching happens, some pain normally occurs.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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