Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy

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Abdominal pains or cramps are common in pregnancy. They’re usually nothing to worry about, but they can sometimes be a sign of something more serious that needs to be checked.
It’s probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, or pass wind. But if you have stomach pains and are worried, call your midwife or maternity hospital.
Harmless stomach pains, which can be dull or sharp, may be caused by:

ligament pain (often called “growing pains” as the ligaments stretch to support your growing bump) – this can feel like a sharp cramp on one side of your lower tummy

constipation – which is common in pregnancy

trapped wind

In early pregnancy, some women feel whats often referred to as implantation cramping. Where you feel cramps as the fertilised egg settles into the lining of the womb. 
You should seek advice if you experience abdominal pain that is severe, persistent, or is accompanied by bleeding to rule out anything more serious such as miscarriage, preterm labour. Abdominal pain can also be a sign of a urine infection or uti so be sure to mention it to your midwife especially if you have pain when passing urine

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