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Pregnancy Pain

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If your pregnancy pains incite panic, you’re not alone. Moms are hardwired to protect their babies, and it’s easy to jump to the worst case scenario when experiencing unexpected pregnancy pains. But pregnancy means your body is stretching to accommodate new life, and sometimes those internal gymnastics result in some less than pleasant feelings. It’s not always fun to be a human trampoline! So when is pregnancy pain something to get concerned about?

Common Pregnancy Pains

Pregnancy pains are nothing new. Between the uterus expanding and infant elbows jutting into your internal organs, pregnant mothers undergo a lot. The most common causes of sharp pain during pregnancy are uterine cramping, gas and bloating, constipation, and second trimester round ligament pain. Home remedies will typically alleviate these discomforts. Try:

  • Pregnancy safe stretches
  • Walking or light exercise
  • Breathing exercise
  • Experimenting with sleeping positions and sitting positions.

When to Call Your Obstetrician

While many pregnancy pains are nothing to worry about, they can be a warning from your body that something isn’t right. Contact your obstetrician immediately if:

  • You experience bleeding, chills, fever, or you are leaking fluid
  • Pain lasts longer than several minutes or fails to abate after resting or adjusting
  • The pain makes it difficult to move, breathe, or speak
  • Sharp pain is localized on one side of the abdomen or uterus
  • The pain comes and goes in cyclical fashion and increases in intensity

Your midwife or obstetrician is with you for every step of your pregnancy. If you have concerns about pregnancy pain you’re experiencing, call us today at 770.720.7733 or request an appointment online.

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