18 Apr What pain is OK and what pain isn’t OK?
Even the slightest pain during pregnancy is enough to send a woman into a panic about the health of her baby. As a mother-to-be, there’s nothing you want more than to deliver a healthy and happy baby. With all of the changes your body will go through over the course of your pregnancy, there are bound to be some aches and pain.
Your growing baby will likely cause you to feel lots of strange twinges and aches, especially as you head into the last few weeks.
These can usually be relieved by a nice warm bath and/or Paracetamol (unless you are allergic of course).
At times you can feel quite sharp ‘pulling’ pains as the ligaments supporting the womb stretch and strain. These feel a bit like a stitch. They are usually when you change position and are very quick to pass.
If you find that your pain/discomfort is not relieved by a bath/Paracetamol or if the pain is sharp and lasting more than a minute or two, it is always best to contact the doctor or midwife and let them know what’s happening.