During pregnancy, many women experience a sharp pain or dull ache in the abdomen/pelvis area. This is frequently “round ligament pain,” caused when the ligaments that hold the uterus stretch to adjust for the growing baby. (There are other reasons, such as ectopic pregnancy, appendicitis,ruptured ovarian cyst, etc., so be sure to check any pain with your midwife or doctor if you’re unsure of the source.) I only ever got this pain on my right side, just above the pubic bone and about halfway between my belly button and my hip. My midwife shared with me this tip of getting rid of it — massage it, and lift your leg slightly (like on the rung of a chair; whichever leg is on the side of the pain) and lean forward. Worked every time.
Posted on May 9, 2008 by Kathy