Knot Pressure Next to Naval

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I have a tight little pressure next to my belly button that I typically only notice when I'm vomiting, or sitting up a certain way.

Basically using my abdominal muscles intensely seems to aggravate this small area. It doesn't really hurt, just a little bit uncomfortable. I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant now.


This is called "periumbilical pain" and is normal at this stage. But why are you still vomiting? This should have been over weeks ago if you are not stressed out, relax every day and also get your exercise, you drink your 2 liters of water each day, and you take your vitamins. You can speak to your tummy for me and tell it "enough already!"

--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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