Cramping and sharp pains, is this normal???

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m about 16 weeks along (first pregnancy) and this just started happening to me, so I don’t have any information/advice, but I’d love to hear what other bees have to say.  Hopefully it’s nothing and your insurance will kick back in soon.

Post # 3
3698 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It might be round ligament pain. Does it go away pretty quickly (10-15 seconds or so)? 

Post # 4
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

blondiegirl:  the sharp and surprisingly ‘stabbing’ pain is ligament pain. However, it should feel just like that– a sharp stab. It shouldn’t feel like ‘cramping’. If it feels like period cramping that’s lasting a while, that’s a sign of a MC.

Post # 8
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I’m 16 wks and have had dull lower abdomen pain that started this week.  The achiness is more pronounced if I move, like get up or roll over in bed.  I haven’t experienced sharp stabbing pain, mine feels more like my insides are stretching and expanding right above my bikini line.  Pretty sure you’re just experiencing round ligament pain.  As long as you’re not bleeding or feeling period-like cramps, have a fever, etc.  you should be fine. 

Post # 12
1785 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am 17 weeks and have similar issues, not all the time but especially when I am sitting up from laying down or twisting, bending etc. My midwife said that if it is a sharp pain but goes away when you streatch or move around it is probably just ligiments and not to worry too much about it. If it is lasting a while though I don’t know what it could be. Have you tried calling nurse dirrect? they are typically free and can at least give you an idea of what to try


Post # 13
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It sounds like round ligament pain to me. Have you thought about going to and signing up? If you could qualify for Medicaid then you will likely qualify for subsidies. Some people qualify for free health insurance. It’s important to receive prenatal care for your baby. 

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