Ligament pain during pregnancy Lately a lot of pregnant mums have been asking questions relating to pain and discomfort they are experiencing in their lower abdomen on the right or left side or even both. Most of the time this is very normal and it is due to your round ligaments stretching.
Your round ligaments stretch from the top of your uterus and join onto the pelvic bone and run along the line of your groin. As your baby gets bigger and your uterus stretches, the ligaments stretch and thicken to support it. Some women describe this stretching pain as sharp, stabbing pain if you get up from the couch or bed that doesn't last longer than a few seconds, or a dull ache after a really busy day decorating the new nursery.
Heat packs and warm baths are great for relaxing the tight ligaments at the end of a hard day. Even though ligament pain is normal, it is important to contact your midwife or doctor immediately if you are experiencing severe abdominal pain or cramping, increased pressure in your pelvic area, bleeding, or burning when you do a wee.
Did you experiencing ligament pain during your pregnancy?