Aches and Pains

During the course of any pregnancy there is bound to be some pain.Some pains are normal, but others are not. It’s important to know which pains should be expected and which pains could be a reason for a trip to your doctor. This section is to help you sort out what type of pain you’re experiencing, why it’s happening, how long it should last and whether it’s normal or not. If your pain is severe, please seek medical attention immediately.

  • Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy >

    When women experience pain in their abdominal region they often panic, but some abdominal pain is normal, although severe pain and cramping is not. Learn about the abdominal pain many women go through at different stages of their pregnancy.

  • Back Pain During Pregnancy >

    Back pain is just a part of being pregnant for most women, but for others it’s a more serious issue. Learn what you can do to reduce the amount of back pain your pregnancy is causing you.

  • Chest Pain During Pregnancy >

    Many women experience chest pains of all kinds ranging from shortness of breath, acid reflux and more. Learn about different chest pains and what causes them.

  • Indigestion and Heartburn During Pregnancy >

    Pregnancy hormones can cause the muscles that separate the stomach from the esophagus to relax, causing heartburn, and pressure on the stomach from the growing uterus can cause indigestion.

  • Leg and Foot Pain During Pregnancy >

    Many women who are constantly up and around while their pregnant either caring for another child, working or doing simple chores around the house, feel the pain within their legs. Learn how to care for your legs while you’re pregnant.

  • Ovarian Pain During Pregnancy >

    Ovary pain can happen once or it can continue to be a problem during your pregnancy. Occasionally this pain can affect just one or both of your ovaries. Learn what causes ovary pain, including symptoms to look for before, during and after conception. Ovary pain can be a very serious condition.

  • Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy >

    This pain is very common, yet not talked about much until it actually happens. Learn what your round ligaments are and why they may be causing you so much discomfort.

  • Swollen Ankles During Pregnancy >

    Ankles that swell during pregnancy are typically the result of fluid retention, brought on by pregnancy. Learn more about why your ankles swell and how to treat or prevent the problem from occurring.

  • Swollen Feet During Pregnancy >

    If you experience swollen feet while you’re pregnant, don’t worry- you’re not alone. Swelling is a normal part of pregnancy, unless it comes on suddenly in your face and hands. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention measures to take when dealing with swollen feet.

  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction >

    Symphysis pubis dysfunction (also known as SPD) is a condition associated with childbirth and pregnancy in which the pubic symphysis—the cartilaginous joint that unites the forward-located hip bones of the pelvis—becomes too elastic to adequately perform its function, which is to keep your pelvic bones properly aligned.

[Page updated August 2014]