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#1 of 11 Old 08-04-2011, 09:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Seriously, not fair. If I'm nursing my daughter and want to roll over with her to switch sides, OW! If I'm nursing and sneeze, OW! If I twist at all, OW! Anyone else going through this?

 


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Could your abs have separated during your last pregnancy? Mine did and I kept putting off the exercises to help get them back together and am now seriously regretting it. I only ask because it feels a lot like round ligament pains. Hope it passes quickly for you!

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Yep.  I get it if I move just right, er wrong ;)  The pregnancy hormone relaxin, relaxes the round ligament which is why some women can feel it this early on.  Kind of hurts but is a welcome pain for me when symptoms are not always there.


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Yes, started last week for me and I had completely forgotten it from last time.  Just sneezed this morning--OW!  It's not bad and I don't even think I had a name for it last time.  I attributed it to weak abdominal muscles from bilateral inguinal hernia repair when I was a baby (though I may be completely healed I can't help but wonder) so was tickled to read it's a pg symptom.  Honestly, the sciatica I suffered last time was WAY worse, I'll take round ligament pain instead if that's an option!!


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ME! This is actually the only "symptom" I have...that and af not showing....

 

It started on 9dpo! I was pretty sure that I was pregnant just because of the RL pain. I do not want to know how bad it's going to be this time around...dreading it.....

 

Anyway, it's nice to see others have the same thing:) I was a wee bit worried to be honest.


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I've been having it too! I looked it up and I think it's not supposed to start until the 2nd trimester.  Maybe since it's not our first pregnancy? I don't know if it has to do with ab muscles though because mine are pretty tight, my midwife commented how they really stayed put..hmmm.


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So can you all help me "name that pain"?  I didn't have RL pain or Braxton Hicks until late last pg--like 35 weeks?  So I'm confused about what this, err, discomfort, I guess, is in my abdomen.  It's not isolated like a cyst, or on one side or the other, but sort of a general tight feeling that's uncomfortable.  Happens more when I'm moving around, but also when I'm just standing or sitting at the table or whatever.

 

How do you distinguish between RL pain and BHx contrax?


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BH ctx are painless tightening of the uterus. I've actually felt one already, after an orgasm. It should only be at your uterus, so at this stage pretty far down. RL pain is a sharp stabbing pain running along either side of your pelvis, up into your abdomen in later pregnancy. It's usually associated with sharp movements, like twisting, or getting up from lying down, or sneezes. The other fun pain I've noticed is that any indigestion or gas pain is much more severe in pregnancy. Maybe it's that?


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I am dealing with the round ligament pains too. I agree, it is a welcome sign during these early weeks, but welcome doesn't mean painless! Ow!


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Since before I even got a positve hpt, I told my husband I was going bonkers from feeling like I was pulling something every time I rolled over in bed at night.  It was my first clue that something out of the ordinary was going on in there!  :)

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Not sure where I read it (helpful I know) but somewhere I read that RL pain can be one of the earliest signs of pg, some think it is hormonally influenced.  So I CAN see how some of us have it so early!


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