The second trimester of pregnancy can bring with it sharp low abdominal and groin pain brought on by the round ligaments of the uterus. These ligaments are thick ropey and help to support the Uterus as the foetus grows. So they are stretching as the baby grows to accomodate this growth. As the ligaments stretch they can become very painful and create sharp intermittent and unexpected pain.
What You Can Do To Help The Pain
The pain usually comes on when you get up from sitting too quickly, laughing or coughing. The pain can be extremely sharp but usually settles almost immediately. Self management techniques include: getting up more slowly, moist heat across the painful area and gentle stretching. At Soaztherapy we can also offer treatment techniques for these painful ligaments that will help to prevent and alleviate the symptoms. Give Us A Call Now.