I am 14-weeks pregnant and have been experiencing cramps, almost like muscle pain, in my lower tummy. It comes and goes. It started on the right and now it is in the left.
I have also been having an aching feeling on my vagina. It isn't internal, it feels more like an aching of the bone on the left side.
I just wanted to check if these sound normal or if I should call my hospital to get checked out?
Thanks so much.
This sounds exactly like what we call "growing pains." Everything is starting to stretch, including some ligaments that are attached to bones in your vaginal area.
You can mention this at your next visit, but unless there is severe cramping and/or bleeding, I'm thinking that your body is doing just what it is supposed to do!
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.