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Round ligament pain?

I just started having this yesterday (I diagnosed it via google LOL). How long does this usually last, like all through pregnancy? I'm like 11 weeks pregnant and I read it starts in the 2nd trimester so technically that's 2-ish weeks early. That's OK right? Is there anything I can do to help with the pain?

I'm going to talk to my midwife about it at my next appt next week.

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Re: Round ligament pain?

i had it start early with both pregnancies. It freaked me out both times. In second pregnancies, the aches and pains apparently start earlier, last longer, and are more intense (I was told this, and some days I tend to beleive it).

Yoga/Excersice/Walking helped me, beleive it or not.

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Hmm, thanks! I thought exercise was supposed to make it worse. Damn, there goes my excuse!

I think second labours are supposed to be easier though than the first, so maybe the extra aches and pains in pregnancy are just the price we pay! Hah!

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Re: Round ligament pain?

What is it? How does it feel?

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It feels like soreness or like mild pain on the sides of my belly, is the best way I would describe it.

This article is a better description I think.
http://www.babycenter.com/0_round-ligament-pain_205.bc

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When I got the round ligament pain, it was like instant stabbing pain when standing up, or changing positions...The stretchning helped that.

I also got A LOT of cramping. Period like cramping. This has happened with both pregnancy. One doc called it round ligament pain, others just suggest it was growing pains. Excercise didn't really help those...to be honest, nothing did. I didn't bother with tylenol. It never works for me, anyways, and I hate taking things when I am pregnant. Rest up as much as possible, and warm showers help too.

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I had some cramps early in this pregnancy too, but they were mild and occasional. I was told it was my uterus growing.

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Oh, I definitely felt that with my second.