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It is normal to have mild abdominal discomfort at times during pregnancy. Short bouts of pain in belly are considered perfectly fine, but severe pain is an alarming sign.
During the first few weeks of pregnancy, one experiences morning sickness and vomiting. Due to these reasons and as the embryo gets attached to the uterine wall; there may be mild abdominal pain. As the pregnancy progresses, the baby grows and it causes the muscles and ligaments in abdominal portion of the body to stretch. If one suddenly gets up after sitting for quite some time, or one coughs and sneezes, pain and discomfort is caused to the mother.
Reasons for Abdominal Pain
Some tips to reduce the abdominal pain
When to consult the doctor
If the pain is severe and persisting, it is not a good sign. If you rest for some time and even then the pain does not reduce, it is important that you convey this to your doctor. Pain accompanied with cramps, chills, fever, spotting or vaginal discharge may indicate troublesome situations like miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and preterm labor.
The doctor will conduct tests to know the reason for pain, which may be only constipation or Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) as well. So, do not worry, just let your doctor know if you are having any of these troubles.