In the middle of the night I woke with horrible cramping in my right side. My entire right side felt like someone had grabbed ahold and wouldn't stop squeezing! I still am not sure if it was gas or muscle cramping...
My crying/moaning in pain even woke my husband up. I wanted to curl up into a ball, but it would just get worse as I curled or sat. Finally, DH had me lay out flat on my back, and after a few minutes the pain became less severe and eventually I rolled back to my side and was able to fall back asleep.
This morning my side is still a little sore...no longer cramping, but it feels sore like I pulled a muscle. I want to take a nap, but I am afraid I may curl up in my sleep....the soreness does get worse if I don't have my right leg completely stretched out.
Anyone else experience this? I have never had such horrible pain on my right side before...and to wake me out of sleep! I didn't feel at any time like the baby was in trouble, but I don't know what this was! Any ideas??
I have had this for the last few evenings too. It's my first baby so I'm not sure if its normal, but I think its round ligament pain, where the ligaments are stretching. It also woke me up as the pain was so strong.
It was on my right side only, but last night I felt it on my left side instead.
I'm sure that what you are describing is round ligament pain, but if it persists, it may be worth a visit to your midwife or gp.
I had this around 16-17 weeks. It felt like someone was pulling my sides out, from my hips to my ribs. I asked my OB about it, and she said that it was my ribs expanding and getting ready for monster uterus :O the lower half was ligament pain. Some of us are just more in tune to our bodies and/or have a lot more pain than others.
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