What are the most typical causes of harmless abdominal discomfort?
Not all abdominal discomfort signifies a serious problem during pregnancy. For example, you might notice a bit of cramping during or right after an orgasm. As long as it’s mild and short-term, it’s completely regular and absolutely nothing to be alarmed about.
Here are some other causes of regular abdominal discomfort. However keep in mind, if you’re not sure what’s going on or your discomfort is severe or persistent, play it safe and call your caretaker.
Gas and bloating
You’re much more most likely to have gas pain and bloating during pregnancy since of hormones that slow your digestion and the pressure of your growing uterus on your stomach and intestines.
Constipation is another typical cause of abdominal discomfort throughout pregnancy, thanks to hormones that slow the movement of food through your digestive tract and the pressure of your growing uterus on your rectum.
Round ligament pain
Round ligament pain is generally a quick, sharp, stabbing pain or a longer-lasting dull pains that you might feel on one or both sides of your lower abdominal area or deep in your groin, generally beginning in your second trimester. It takes place when the ligaments that support your uterus in your pelvis stretch and thicken to accommodate and support its growing size.
You might feel a brief jabbing sensation if you all of a sudden change position, such as when you’re getting out of bed or up from a chair or when you cough, roll over in bed, or leave the tub. Or you might feel a dull pains after a particularly active day, if you’ve been walking a lot or doing some other physical activity. Call your caretaker if this discomfort continues even after you’ve rested.
Braxton Hicks contractions
Sometime after midpregnancy, you might start to see some tightening up in your uterus from time to time. Before 37 weeks, these Braxton Hicks contractions ought to be irregular, irregular, and basically painless.
Call your supplier if the contractions are accompanied by lower back pain, if you feel more than five contractions an hour (even if they don’t hurt), if they’re coming at regular intervals, if they’re accompanied by vaginal discharge or bleeding, or if you have any other signs of premature labor.
When you’re close to your due date, cramping can be a sign of labor.
Is there anything I can do to ease abdominal pain?
Here are a few suggestions for handling abdominal discomfort that isn’t caused by anything serious:.
- Move or do some gentle exercises to alleviate pain that might be caused by gas.
- Take a warm (not hot) bath or shower.
- Bend toward a pain when you feel it, for relief.
- Drink lots of fluids. Dehydration can cause Braxton Hicks contractions.
- If the pain is caused by Braxton Hicks contractions, lying down might be handy. Resting can also help you concentrate on and recognize your symptoms.