Round ligament pain is the most common cause of pelvic pain in pregnancy during the second trimester. The round ligaments support the uterus. They stretch during pregnancy to accommodate your growing baby. Round ligament pain is a sharp pain that’s felt in the abdomen or in the hip area, on either side.
Is it normal for your pelvis to hurt during pregnancy?
Pelvic pain or discomfort is common during pregnancy. After all, ligaments are stretching, hormone levels are changing, and organs are shifting around to make room for your growing uterus. But sometimes pain is a red flag that something more serious is wrong.
When should I be concerned about pelvic pain during pregnancy?
You should be concerned about pelvic pain during pregnancy if you also experience fever or chills, vaginal bleeding, fainting or lightheadedness, severe pain, trouble moving around, fluid leaking from the vagina, the baby moving less, blood in bowel movements, nausea or vomiting, or repeated diarrhea.
Where is pelvic pain located during pregnancy?
Early in pregnancy, many women have pelvic pain. Pelvic pain refers to pain in the lowest part of the torso, in the area below the abdomen and between the hipbones (pelvis). The pain may be sharp or crampy (like menstrual cramps) and may come and go.
When should I be concerned about pelvic pain?
If your symptoms persist for more than 24 hours and include fever, chills, back pain, nausea or vomiting, you should see your doctor immediately.
How can I sleep with pelvic pain during pregnancy?
Sleep with a pillow in between your knees. This will help keep your pelvis aligned and will take the stretch off your hip and pelvic muscles when lying on your side by slightly elevating your top leg. A regular extra pillow may be used for this purpose.
Can I be induced because of pelvic pain?
You may be offered induction if: you are overdue. you or your baby have a health problem (including pain caused by PGP) your waters have broken.
What are some bad signs during pregnancy?
Warning Signs During Pregnancy
- Bleeding or leaking fluid from the vagina.
- Blurry or impaired vision.
- Unusual or severe stomach pain or backaches.
- Frequent, severe, and/or constant headaches.
- Contractions, where your stomach muscles tighten, before 37 weeks that happen every 10 minutes or more often.