Pain down there

APRIL - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I'm 32 weeks and 2 days pregnant with my first baby! I have a lot of pain and pressure down there is that normal? I asked my doctor about it almost two weeks ago he said the ligaments were pulling but now its gotten worse do you think I should say something on Tuesday when I go in?

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Stephanie - posted on 07/30/2012

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I am 35 weeks and 4 days, I was wondering if i was the only one experiencing this. thanks for sharing helpful tips. My Dr. says that the baby is moving downward and since this is my third pregnancy, my body is more relaxed so i am feeling it more. I never felt this with either of my other two pregnancies. also, i am getting alot of acid reflux. i have tried everything and it comes back after a day. any suggestions.??

Sharlene - posted on 09/11/2013

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Ok everyone here is experiancing what im feeling but my only difference is im only 20 weeks i dont think my baby should be crowning yet?Can anyone tell me if in my case being im still so early in my pregnancy should i be concerned?

Celeste - posted on 12/09/2009

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I will be 36 weeks tomorrow and let me tell you, it's going to get worse!!!!!! And yes it's normal s long as there no bleeding (& during intercourse) you should be fine. I get shooting pains down my legs sooo bad that i have to sit down where ever im at. it sux! My doc said it's the babys head engaged in my private area. But if it's pain you cant handle then you should say something. And i know what you mean, in the moring when i wake up my private area is soooo sore and it feels swallon so i walk it off, even thuogh it hurts to walk and i walk all stiff like but it helps after a while. Good luck and hope all goes well.

Carol - posted on 12/09/2009

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Hi April -

I am 34 weeks pregnant and I am also experiencing a lot of pain and pressure at the front and center of my pelvis. First I would like to say that you should always speak with your doctor/midwife as they are the ones who have gone through this with you from week one and know you best (or should any way). My doctor (whom I saw yesterday) diagnosed the problem as Diastasis Pubis. He also gave me a web page to give me a little extra info on what it is and what you can do to help alleviate some of the pain (if in fact this is what you have).
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/symptomsof...

I hope that this helps and that you are feeling better. Good luck to you!

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Christine - posted on 12/31/2009

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I experienced discomfort with my first too. At 32 weeks your baby is beginning to make it's way down to engage in your pelvic area. To allow this to happen, the pelvic bones etc move. Now pregnant with my second, I have experienced it again and it is a little more severe simply because it is my 2nd and the muscles down there are more relaxed. My doctor recommended wearing something that supported the weight of your belly - belly belt or supportive underwear or even using 'strapping' (the tape that athletes use) I used the strapping and found it very comfortable.
In saying that, the last trimester is nearly always a trimester of discomfort!!
However, if you are concerned with the pain you are feeling DON'T hesitate to bring it up with your doctor. Better to bring it up then suffer in silence.

Tiffany - posted on 12/26/2009

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I had the same thing I couldn't even have sex because the pressure was so intense but i am healthy and so is baby we are 36 weeks and 2 days

Natalie - posted on 12/17/2009

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I've had this pain with both of my pregnancies (I have a 2 yr old and am 35 weeks pregnant). My dr says this is a normal occurance in late pregnancy. However, with both my children, my pain started around 20 weeks. It is the seperating of the pubic bones and the pain, I'm told, is from the ligaments that support the 3 segments of the pubic structure. Round ligament pain affects the "bikini" area of your thigh/abdomen sides. I was taking aspirin for the pain, but read that around 33 weeks it's no longer safe to take aspirin. Talked to my dr again and he prescribed Darvecet (sp?). I've only taken it once - as I don't like to take anything while I'm pregnant - but it worked very well. I've decided I'll keep it on hand for days when I need to be mobile. My pain is worse towards the end of the day. I'm usually ok until about 1p or so. Then I try to sit in my recliner as much as I can (with a 2 yr old running around). Other than the embarrassing waddle, and the pain, I'm told this is not a health threat to me or my baby. Good luck to you!

Alexis - posted on 12/07/2009

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im 35 weeks pregnant with my second..i never noticed it with my daughter but ive been having the same thing alot lately..and my lower stomach muscles have been sensitive and it feels really weird down there..but same thing here my doctor said as long as im not having 6 contractions in an hour and im not bleeding i should be fine..so i hope everythings okay with you:)good luck to you girl!

Melissa - posted on 12/07/2009

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I am 35 weeks pregnant, I was told by a health nurse that I had round ligament pain, but it got so painful that i had to go into labour and delivery, and I found out that it wasn't round ligament pain, I had a separated symphysis. It is from your cartilage tearing down there, round ligament pain is on the left and right side above your hips, but my pain was right in the middle which is not caused by round ligament pain! It also causes a lot of pressure 2, when I stood up it actually felt like the baby was falling out! Just a thought might want 2 ask about that because you can get things to help with the pain...

Cassie - posted on 12/06/2009

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Back when I was 31 and a half weeks I had the exact same issue except mine were so bad I couldn't even sit down or walk. So I went into the ER the next day because I thought maybe I had just hurt myself and rest would do me good. Then my doctor told me because she was growing so well and so fast that my ligaments where pulling and probably got pulled too much at once and thats what made me sore. But telling your doctor is always important.

Haley - posted on 12/05/2009

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yes you should say something Im also 32weeks and you would rather be safe then sorry good luck

Heather - posted on 12/02/2009

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its always a good idea to tell the doc, now whether thye listen or not is another story. i am having the same kinda pain. this is my second, but my son didnt do any of what she is doing. i have contractions that r 20 min apart day n night. it gets really painful at night, doc doesnt seem interested, says as long as i am not bleeding, there is nothing to worry about. i wouldnt worry about it too much. hope u feel better!

Lissete - posted on 12/02/2009

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im about as far along as you are and im having the same issue, my doctor told me on my last appointment that it was probably round ligament pain , but if you get a different response from your doc i would totally like to hear it



,i do think something is not quite right with the pain. but i hope you feel better.



i have been using a heat pad and wearing a support band which has helped a little with the pain and pressure but works mostly for the back pain.



hope you feel better , keep up the faith your almost done!

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