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Round Ligament Pain
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 CausesRound 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 .
ME(31) DH (28) DD(11) EDD 2/26/11 LETS GO PINK TEAM!
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ebonyeye responded:
Here you go ladies..
Tee(31)~DD(11)~EDD for DD2(2/26/11)
bgabert responded:
Thanks for this Tee!

I get this almost every night when I roll over, and it is always on the right side, so weird I never took note of that until now!

I totally just had a coughing attack (and apart from almost peeing myself) and definitely got some RLP.

Oh the joys of pregnancy! LOL
Bri (24), Jarrod (28), DD Emery, (6/15/2009), Baby 2 - EDD (2/13/2011) Go BLUE Team!!
ShanunC responded:
Thanks for posting this on my post I made.. I did end up calling the doc and have to go in tomorrow to see whats going on. def not RLP....
ebonyeye responded:
You're welcome guys, it was extremely helpful for me as well. Mine have kind of slowed down though, even though my doc told me it would get worse, it actually hasnt.

ShanunC your symptoms definitely dont sound the same, or perhaps yours is just different IDK, but hopefully its okay news tomorrow for you at the docs.
Tee(31)~DD(11)~EDD for DD2(2/26/11)
switlu responded:
Wow, and to think i was the only one going through this. Phew, its such a relief to know that you guys feel it too. I kept wondering whether the baby did not like me yawning at certain times. Thanx for the eye opener:)
staylynn responded:
glad to hear also that its not just me, not that i would wish upon anyone. starting having about 2-3 weeks ago and mine has continued.
menzzz responded:
I have been to my OB/GYN about this before without an adequate explanation of why i was feeling this pain in my right side... After doing an ultrasound to rule out any probs with my DS I sought a second opinion. My GP finally suggested that I test my kidneys... even though he admitted that pains emanating from some kidney problem would be constant and not intermittent like what i had...

Thanks TEE! this explains soooo much..
loyal1982 responded:
I've been feeling these my whole pregnancy. Tried explaining it to DH but he just doesn't get it.

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