What causes pelvic pain in pregnancy?
It's very common for mothers-to-be to feel twinges and aches in their lower abdominal area, especially during the first and second trimesters. As the uterus expands, the round ligaments (elastic bands of tissue) that support it are stretched and pulled. You may feel this as a sharp pain or a dull crampiness on one or both sides of your abdomen. If you experience severe or persistent pelvic pain, especially if it's accompanied by a fever, call your healthcare provider immediately.
What relieves pelvic pain in pregnancy?
Try to avoid quick movements and sharp turns at the waist. A warm bath or a session of gentle yoga-style stretches may ease the pain. Relaxation breathing and rest may also make you feel better. Be assured that in most cases pelvic pain diminishes as pregnancy progresses.
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