This morning I had a gigantic breakfast out with a friend. About 30 minutes later while walking around a store I started having tightness in my lower abdomen. After I got home, and about 2 hours after eating, I got the most intense stabbing pains right above my pubic bone. My husband thought I was in labor, but they came on so suddenly and were right no top of eachother, I knew it couldn't be. It was AWFUL! I took 2 gas-x and laid down on the bed. I felt better and promptly fell asleep. Woke up 1.5 hours later and thought I was all better but after moving around a bit, it was back. Lay back down and improved. Now I'm finally able to sit up, but I don't dare move around much. It's right below my belly, right at my pubic bone, and just stab, stab, stab. Sitting on the toilet makes it worse. I don't think I've had round ligament pain at all so far, so is that what this is? Have my poor ligaments finally reached their limit? Or is it just wicked, wicked gas?
It is really prevalent when walking -
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ETA: When I get RLP it's not really a stabbing, more like a pulling/stretching pain. It sounds like the pain I've experienced in my cervix when the baby hits a sensitive spot, but obviously it's not in the same area. That's what made me think it could be a pinched nerve from babies head moving down. But if it's associated with the pubic bone it could also be SPD.
Happily unmarried to DP Parenting: DD (March '06) , DS (August '10) , and our furry kids Guiney Pig, Po the POlice, and Mrs. Puff. Loving WAHM life in the Mortgage Bizz with DP.
This will be TMI, but... I get those stabbing pains when a very solid BM apparently can't get past the baby's head/my bladder. Before going to the bathroom, I actually have to hold on to walls and stuff, it's so painful. Then I have to lift my belly up to let everything function! The back and forth between solid and loose stools makes it difficult to know what to do. I am now drinking a fiber supplement (Metamucil drink) occasionally to try and hit that balance! Ugh. Does pregnancy have to take away ALL my dignity?
P.S. Sometimes I think, well this must be what it's like to be 75+ years old. Trouble pooping, trouble peeing at the right times, difficulty walking up stairs, want to do things but not physically able, certain foods make me have heartburn or gas or constipation or diarrhea, etc. Makes me have more sympathy for my parents and grandparents when I think about it.