Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Congratulations on your BFP! Welcome to YOUR community!


    Be sure to check out:

    Round Ligament Pain
    avatar
    ebonyeye posted:
    Around 11 weeks or so I noticed very weird pains on my sides. It happened when I moved abruptly or stretched a few times a week. I mentioned it to my doctor at my 16 week appointment last week and he explained to me that what I am experiencing is called round ligament pains. And explained to me how it happens, some may confuse this as cramps or even BH contractions, so I thought I'd look it up and share it with you all. He also told me that it would get worse =(

    Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain

    Round ligament pain refers to a type of pelvic pain caused by stretching of the round ligaments. This occurs more commonly on the right side of the pelvis.
    • Your uterus is normally the size of a pear. Thick ligaments, one of which is called the round ligament, hold your uterus in suspension within your abdomen. As the uterus grows in size and weight , these ligaments become very long and thin, stressing and tensing like rubber bands.
    • The ligaments pull and tug on nearby nerve fibers and sensitive structures, causing pain. The severity of pain can worry you. Although round ligament pain is uncomfortable, it is also very normal.
    • A ligament spasm, an involuntary contraction or cramp, usually triggers a sharp pain. These spasms are found more frequently on the right side than the left because of the normal tendency of the uterus to turn to the right.
    • You might awaken at night with pain after having suddenly rolled over in your sleep .
    • The pain may also be brought on by exercise .
    Link: http://www.webmd.com/baby/pregnancy-round-ligament-pain
    Me(31)~ DIAGNOSED w/PCOS in '05
    EDD~(2/26/11)~LETS GO PINK TEAM!!
    Was this Helpful?
    10 of 16 found this helpful
    Reply


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    My name is Elisa! I have been married to my husband for 2 1/2 years. We have a son named Blake! He is the love of my life. I just found out that I am ...More

    Helpful Tips

    6 Embarrassing Pregnancy Symptoms
    Experts offer tips for coping with everything from excess gas to forgetfulness. To help you know what you can really expect when you're ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    58 of 80 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.